Vision: how perceptions survive in the face of ambiguity

ented image stemmed from each eye being presented with a different image. In this test, two different patterns were intermittently presented separately to the two eyes and were swapped between the two eyes synchronously with the intermittent presentation. The researchers found that perceptual stablization did not appear to be based on the memory or representation of the stimulus itself; instead, it was based on perception being stabilized to one eye rather than the other.

Together, the findings from both experiments are consistent with the view that the possible mechanism underlying perceptual stabilization is not the memory of a stimulus, but rather the removal of so-called local adaptation.


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