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Visual MaskingTime slices through conscious and unconscious vision$
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Bruno Breitmeyer and Haluk Ogmen

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780198530671

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530671.001.0001

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Visual masking in selected subject populations

Visual masking in selected subject populations

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(p.287) Chapter 9 Visual masking in selected subject populations
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Visual Masking
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Bruno G. Breitmeyer

Haluk ÖĞmen

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530671.003.0009

Masking has been used for several decades as an experimental technique to investigate the temporal properties of visual information-processing in specific populations of human observers. Among these are individuals suffering from amblyopia, psychiatric patients suffering from major depression and from schizophrenia, neurological patients, and individuals with specific attentional, learning, and reading disabilities. While differences of masking performance between control observers and observers from these specific populations are generally expected, these differences can also be theoretically relevant when they are clearly predictable from properties or processes underlying visual information processing.

Keywords:   specific populations, temporal processing, amblyopia, schizophrenia, reading disability

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