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Spatial interactions are extensive in the peripheral visual field, extending up to about half the retinal eccentricity of the target (Toet and Levi, Vision Res. 32, 1349-1357, 1992). In the present study it is shown that the degree and extent of peripheral spatial interaction depends in large measure on the similarity between test and flanking stimuli. The(More)
The perceived direction of motion of a one-dimensional grating is measured in straight-edged rectangular and indented rectangular apertures. It is shown that the perceived direction of motion of the pattern is largely determined by the directions of motion at the edges, rather than by the aspect ratio or global shape of the aperture. The edge motion vectors(More)
The effect of several new stimulus parameters on the perception of a moving plaid pattern (the sum of two sine-wave gratings) were tested. It was found that: (i) the degree of perceived sliding is strongly influenced by the aperture configuration through which the plaid is viewed; (ii) the chromaticity of the sinusoidal components affects coherence in that(More)
When a target object embedded in an array of other objects can be distinguished along a single feature dimension (e.g. color or shape), it can be detected in parallel. When a target object is defined by a conjunction of stimulus features, at least some serial search is required, indicating that the visual system is less efficient in conducting a parallel(More)
We have examined the human ability to determine the direction of movement of a variety of plaid patterns. The plaids were composed of two orthogonal sine-wave gratings. When the plaid components are of unequal spatial frequency or sometimes of unequal contrast, observers judge the direction of movement incorrectly. In terms of the two-stage model of Adelson(More)
Background: About 30% of the population has difficulties detecting the sign and the magnitude of binocular disparity in the absence of eye movements, a phenomenon called stereo-anomaly. The stereo-anomaly tests so far are based on disparity only (e.g. red–green stereograms), which means that other depth cues cannot be used and even provide conflicting depth(More)
While speech recognition in principle may be one of the most natural interfaces, in practice it is not due to the lack of user-friendliness. Words are regularly interpreted wrong, and subjects tend to articulate in an exaggerated manner. We explored the potential of visually supported error correction (speech recognition integrated in a graphical interface)(More)