Dietmar Rapf

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We have tested the hypothesis that in humans the signals carried by ON- and OFF-pathway respectively are processed for the perception of motion by two distinct physiological substrates. In vertebrates, onset of a bright visual stimulus is signaled to the CNS by ON-center retinal ganglion cells; onset of a dark stimulus is transmitted by OFF-center cells. We(More)
We document the performance of 26 human observers practicing a motion discrimination task in foveal vision. Two blocks of 1960 apparent motion stimuli each were presented in succession. Stimuli in the two blocks were tailored to activate either the ON-pathway (ON-stimulus) or the OFF-pathway (OFF-stimulus). Initial performance of about half of the subjects(More)
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