Metacontrast as measured under a signal detection model.

  title={Metacontrast as measured under a signal detection model.},
  author={Linda L. Hern{\'a}ndez and L A Lefton},
  volume={6 6},
Metacontrast is assessed both by percent accuracy and by the dichotomous sensitivity and criterion measures of a signal-detection model in a forced-choice detection task. The results showed a monotonic increase in sensitivity with increasing mask delay, and an abrupt shift of subjects' response criterion at an 80 ms interstimulus interval. The results are discussed in terms of the interpretational advantages of a signal-detection approach to metacontrast investigation.