Sensitivity and perceptual awareness increase with practice in metacontrast masking.

@article{Schwiedrzik2009SensitivityAP,
  title={Sensitivity and perceptual awareness increase with practice in metacontrast masking.},
  author={Caspar M Schwiedrzik and Wolf Singer and Lucia Melloni},
  journal={Journal of vision},
  year={2009},
  volume={9 10},
  pages={18.1-18}
}
Can practice effects on unconscious stimuli lead to awareness? Can we "learn to see"? Recent evidence suggests that blindsight patients trained for an extensive period of time can learn to discriminate and consciously perceive stimuli that they were previously unaware of. So far, it is unknown whether these effects generalize to normal observers. Here we investigated practice effects in metacontrast masking. Subjects were trained for five consecutive days on the stimulus onset asynchrony (SOA… CONTINUE READING

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