The process of perceptual retouch: nonspecific afferent activation dynamics in explaining visual masking.

@article{Bachmann1984ThePO,
  title={The process of perceptual retouch: nonspecific afferent activation dynamics in explaining visual masking.},
  author={Talis Bachmann},
  journal={Perception & psychophysics},
  year={1984},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={69-84}
}
A model for visual masking based on the notion of interaction of the specific and nonspecific afferent visual systems is presented. Discussion is focused on nonmonotonic masking functions. In particular, it is proposed that in order for visual information Ipatterns, forms, etc.) to be consciously perceived, both specific retino-geniculo-striate impulses and nonspecific retino-reticulocortical impulses should converge in the same cortical space. Nonspecific activity is shown to be necessary for… CONTINUE READING
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