Srimant Tripathy

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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)
In the random dot kinematograms used to analyze the detection of coherent motion in the middle temporal visual area (MT) and in psychophysical experiments the exact way that dots are paired between successive presentations is not known by the observer. We show how to calculate the limit to coherence threshold caused by this uncertainty, which we call(More)
Identifying a target is more difficult when distracters are present within a zone of interaction around the target. We investigated whether the spatial extent of the zone of interaction scales with the size of the target. Our target was a letter T in one-of-four orientations. Our distracters were four squared-thetas in one-of-two orientations, presented one(More)
The region of the visual field of one eye that corresponds to the blind spot of the contralateral eye is believed to be monocular. We measured dichoptic contour interaction in this region of the visual field in humans by having observers report the orientation of a test letter "T" presented to this region, in the presence of flanking T's presented around(More)
Peripheral vision serves to direct our attention and fixation to objects of interest. This requires that the visual system be capable of accurately localizing peripherally presented targets having different spatial structures. The question we address is "to what extent does stimulus spatial structure influence the precision of peripheral localization?" To(More)
Human observers can simultaneously track up to five targets in motion (Z. W. Pylyshyn & R. W. Storm, 1988). We examined the precision for detecting deviations in linear trajectories by measuring deviation thresholds as a function of the number of trajectories (T ). When all trajectories in the stimulus undergo the same deviation, thresholds are uninfluenced(More)
Objects falling across the physiological blind spot appear "complete" despite the absence of photoreceptors. Completion of objects may occur across the blind spot because (1) the blind spot is filled in with the background (the associative explanation); (2) the opposite sides of the blind spot may be contiguously represented in the cortex (i.e. the blind(More)
The multiple-object tracking paradigm (MOT) has been used extensively for studying dynamic visual attention, but the basic mechanisms which subserve this capability are as yet unknown. Among the unresolved issues surrounding MOT are the relative importance of motion (as opposed to positional) information and the role of various memory mechanisms. We sought(More)
We report illusions we observed while investigating thresholds for detecting a deviation in one out of several trajectories of dots moving in straight lines (Tripathy and Barrett 2003). The deviating trajectory consisted of two straight-line segments, with the deviation occurring in the middle of the trajectory, at the intersection of the two segments.(More)