Thomas Ditzinger

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An algorithm which can be realized by synergetic systems and which was introduced by one of us (Haken 1987) for the recognition of patterns is extended so that the perception of ambiguous patterns can be modelled. In this approach so-called attention parameters are subjected to a damping mechanism mimicking the effect of saturation of attention. In this way(More)
The recognition of ambiguous patteras by humans is modelled by coupled differential equations which describe the formation of percepts by means of order parameters which in turn are determined by the saturation of attention parameters. We study the impact of fluctuations on the attention parameters and thus indirectly on the recognition of ambiguous(More)
Autostereograms can be perceived in different well-defined spatial levels. Therefore they are an excellent tool with which to examine spatiotemporal processes of multistable three-dimensional perception. We study properties of spatial ambiguity such as phase transitions between different spatial levels and hysteresis in perception with and without noise. We(More)
We introduce a dynamical model for automatic vergence eye movement control. In connection with our dynamical system of binocular model neurons that solves the correspondence problem of stereo-vision, we present a complete model for stereo-vision. Our automatic vergence eye movement control adjusts an image segment, which is of momentary interest to the(More)
When the same syllable is presented repeatedly to a human subject, it undergoes perceptual changes known as verbal transformations. However, the dynamics of such perceptual changes is poorly understood. In the present work we show that the main organization of the perceptual transitions is into pairs. This pairwise coupling is pronounced in the frequency of(More)
We describe a nonlinear dynamical model based on synergetics for the auditory perceptual illusion known as the verbal transformation effect. The model is an extension of a synergetic model of perceptual oscillations of visual ambiguous figures. The main extension is connected to the number of reported alternative phonemic structures, which is typically much(More)
Fechner-Benham subjective color is widely believed to be governed by local interactions in early (probably retinal) mechanisms. Here we report three lines of phenomenological evidence that suggest otherwise: subjective colors seen in spatially extended stimuli (a) are dependent on global aspects of the stimuli; (b) can become multistable in position; and(More)
We report a novel, easily observed, and extraordinarily striking optical illusion mediated by interactions of colour, brightness, form, and motion perception--the Leaning Tower of Pisa (LTOP) illusion. Under some circumstances, the perception of orientation of coloured forms is radically altered by rotary movement. We demonstrate that this kinetic(More)
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