Content-specific expectations enhance stimulus detectability by increasing perceptual sensitivity.

@article{Stein2015ContentspecificEE,
  title={Content-specific expectations enhance stimulus detectability by increasing perceptual sensitivity.},
  author={Timo Stein and Marius V. Peelen},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
  year={2015},
  volume={144 6},
  pages={1089-104}
}
The detectability of an object in our visual environment is primarily determined by the object's low-level visual salience, resulting from the physical characteristics of the object and its surroundings. In the present study we demonstrate that object detectability is additionally influenced by internally generated expectations about object properties, and that these influences are mediated by changes in perceptual sensitivity. Using continuous flash suppression (CFS) to render objects… CONTINUE READING