Persistent states in vision break universality and time invariance.

@article{Wexler2015PersistentSI,
  title={Persistent states in vision break universality and time invariance.},
  author={Mark Wexler and Marianne Duyck and Pascal Mamassian},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2015},
  volume={112 48},
  pages={14990-5}
}
Studies of perception usually emphasize processes that are largely universal across observers and--except for short-term fluctuations--stationary over time. Here we test the universality and stationarity assumptions with two families of ambiguous visual stimuli. Each stimulus can be perceived in two different ways, parameterized by two opposite directions from a continuous circular variable. A large-sample study showed that almost all observers have preferred directions or biases, with… CONTINUE READING
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