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It has been known for over 40 years that there are two fundamentally different kinds of detection tasks in the theory of signal detectability. The Type 1 task is to distinguish between events defined independently of the observer; the Type 2 task is to distinguish between one's own correct and incorrect decisions about those Type 1 events. For the Type 1(More)
Motion reversal effects (the apparent reversal of the direction of motion of a high frequency sinusoidal grating) have been attributed to aliasing by the cone mosaic [Coletta et al. (1990). Vision Research, 30, 1631-1648] and postreceptoral layers [Anderson & Hess (1990). Vision Research, 30, 1507-1515] in human observers. We present data and a new model(More)
Although much has been learned about the spatial sampling and filtering properties of peripheral vision, little attention has been paid to the remarkably clear appearance of the peripheral visual field. To study the apparent sharpness of stimuli presented in the periphery, we presented Gaussian blurred horizontal edges at 8.3, 16.6, 24, 32, and 40 deg(More)
In a previous study we found that blurred edges presented in peripheral vision look sharper than when they are looked at directly, a phenomenon we have called peripheral sharpness overconstancy (Galvin et al. (1997). Vision Research, 37, 2035-2039). In the current study we show that when visibility of the stimulus edges is compromised by very brief(More)
The first three authors contributed equally to this project. We thank Linton Miller for his extensive comments and valuable advice. We also thank the anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments. We also acknowledge the financial assistance of Victoria University of Wellington. Further details are available on the Internet at www.psychophysics.org.(More)
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