Disappearance elicited by contrast decrements.

  title={Disappearance elicited by contrast decrements.},
  author={James G. May and Kyriakos M Tsiappoutas and Moira B. Flanagan},
  journal={Perception & psychophysics},
  volume={65 5},
The observation that physically present visual stimuli can sometimes disappear from consciousness has intrigued vision scientists for centuries. Two situations are known to cause such disappearance: stationary peripheral images and images (centrally or peripherally viewed) masked by abrupt contrast increments of stimuli in adjacent retinal areas. Both of these situations require near-image stabilization on the retina. Here, we describe a third way to remove stimuli from conscious awareness. It… CONTINUE READING