W. Sohn

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Feature-based attention affects the processing of the selected feature throughout the visual field. Here, we show that such global attentional modulation is not restricted to the attended feature but spreads to task-irrelevant features that are bound to the attended one. Attention to a color in one of the visual hemifields affected the processing of(More)
While the importance of attention in perceptual learning is widely recognized, the mechanisms through which it affects learning are poorly understood. Here we show that attentional mechanisms themselves are modified during learning. Attentional suppression of task-irrelevant stimuli becomes more efficient with practice. Attentional learning was found to be(More)
Despite evidence for concurrent processing of motion and stereopsis from psychophysics and neurophysiology, the detailed relationship between depth and motion processing is not yet clear. Using the contingent aftereffect paradigm, we investigated how the order of surfaces presented across depth influenced motion perception. After having observers adapt to(More)
Object-based theories of visual attention predict that attempting to direct attention to a particular attribute of a visual object will result in an automatic selection of the whole object, including all of its features. It has been assumed, but not critically tested, that the spreading of attention from one feature to another in this manner, i.e.(More)
Although contingent aftereffects between motion and stereopsis have been referred to as behavioral evidence for the joint processing of the two features, the reciprocal nature of encoding the two features has not been systematically studied. Using a novel form of concurrent adaptation, we probed the perception of direction- and disparity-defined coherent(More)
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