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Visual Masking: Time slices through conscious and unconscious vision

Bruno Breitmeyer and Haluk Ogmen

Abstract

Visual information can be processed at pre-conscious as well as conscious levels. Understanding the factors that determine whether or not a stimulus reaches phenomenal awareness and the fate of stimulus information that remains at preconscious levels, poses major challenges to current research in visual cognition and neuroscience. First published in 1984, Visual Masking was a classic text in the field of cognitive psychology. In the years since, considerable advances that have been made in the cognitive neurosciences have been accompanied by a growing interest in the topic of consciousness. Th ... More

Keywords: visual masking, spatiotemporal processing, perceptual microgenesis, visual consciousness, visual attention, nonconscious vision, object perception, motion perception, parallel pathways

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780198530671
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530671.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bruno Breitmeyer, author
Department of Psychology and Center for Neuro-Engineering and Cognitive Sciences, University of Houston, Texas, USA

Haluk Ogmen, author
Professor and Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Center for Neuro-Engineering and Cognitive Sciences, University of Houston, Texas, USA