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Adaptation-induced blindness is orientation-tuned and monocular

Apthorp, Deborah; Griffiths, Scott; Alais, David; Cass, John

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We examined the recently discovered phenomenon of Adaptation-Induced Blindness (AIB), in which highly visible gratings with gradual onset profiles become invisible after exposure to a rapidly flickering grating, even at very high contrasts. Using very similar stimuli to those in the original AIB experiment, we replicated the original effect across multiple contrast levels, with observers at chance in detecting the gradual onset stimuli at all contrasts. Then, using full-contrast target stimuli...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorApthorp, Deborah
dc.contributor.authorGriffiths, Scott
dc.contributor.authorAlais, David
dc.contributor.authorCass, John
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-05T22:32:25Z
dc.date.available2021-05-05T22:32:25Z
dc.identifier.issn2041-6695
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/232459
dc.description.abstractWe examined the recently discovered phenomenon of Adaptation-Induced Blindness (AIB), in which highly visible gratings with gradual onset profiles become invisible after exposure to a rapidly flickering grating, even at very high contrasts. Using very similar stimuli to those in the original AIB experiment, we replicated the original effect across multiple contrast levels, with observers at chance in detecting the gradual onset stimuli at all contrasts. Then, using full-contrast target stimuli with either abrupt or gradual onsets, we tested both the orientation tuning and interocular transfer of AIB. If, as the original authors suggested, AIB were a high-level (perhaps parietally mediated) effect resulting from the ‘gating’ of awareness, we would not expect the effects of AIB to be tuned to the adapting orientation, and the effect should transfer interocularly. Instead, we find that AIB (which was present only for the gradual onset target stimuli) is both tightly orientation-tuned and shows absolutely no interocular transfer, consistent with a very early cortical locus.
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd.
dc.rights© The Author(s) 2017
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
dc.sourcei-Perception
dc.source.urihttps://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/2041669517698149
dc.subjectadaptation-induced blindness
dc.subjectorientation tuning
dc.subjectawareness
dc.titleAdaptation-induced blindness is orientation-tuned and monocular
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume8
dc.date.issued2017
local.identifier.absfor170112 - Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance
local.identifier.absfor170101 - Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology)
local.identifier.absfor110906 - Sensory Systems
local.identifier.ariespublicationu6048437xPUB423
local.publisher.urlhttps://journals.sagepub.com
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationApthorp, Deborah, College of Health and Medicine, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationGriffiths, Scott, University of Melbourne
local.contributor.affiliationAlais, David, University of Sydney
local.contributor.affiliationCass , John, University of Western Sydney
dc.relationhttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0878371
dc.relationhttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0774697
dc.relationhttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/APP1054726
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2
local.identifier.doi10.1177/2041669517698149
dc.date.updated2020-11-23T10:09:55Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85018454919
local.identifier.thomsonID000399250700004
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