Crowding and the tilt illusion: toward a unified account.

@article{Solomon2004CrowdingAT,
  title={Crowding and the tilt illusion: toward a unified account.},
  author={Joshua A Solomon and Fatima M. Felisberti and M. J. Morgan},
  journal={Journal of vision},
  year={2004},
  volume={4 6},
  pages={500-8}
}
Crowding, the difficult identification of peripherally viewed targets amidst similar distractors, has been explained as a compulsory pooling of target and distractor features. The tilt illusion, in which the difference between two adjacent gratings' orientations is exaggerated, has also been explained by pooling (of Mexican-hat-shaped population responses). In an attempt to establish both phenomena with the same stimuli--and account for them with the same model--we asked observers to identify… CONTINUE READING

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