Flicker flutter: Is an illusory event as good as the real thing?

Tracey D. Berger, Marialuisa Martelli, Denis Pelli

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Abstract

Verghese and Stone (1995) showed that reducing the perceived number of objects by grouping also reduces objective performance. Shams, Kamitani, and Shimojo (2000) showed that a single flash accompanied by multiple beeps appears to flash more than once. We show that objective orientation-discrimination performance depends solely on the perceived number of flashes, independent of the actual number of beeps and flashes. Thus the unit of perceptual analysis seems to be a perceived event, independent of how it is induced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)406-412
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Vision
Volume3
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 17 2003

Keywords

  • Audition
  • Auditory driving
  • Cross modal interaction
  • Event perception
  • Illusion
  • Object recognition
  • Vision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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Flicker flutter : Is an illusory event as good as the real thing? / Berger, Tracey D.; Martelli, Marialuisa; Pelli, Denis.

In: Journal of Vision, Vol. 3, No. 6, 17.07.2003, p. 406-412.

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Berger, Tracey D. ; Martelli, Marialuisa ; Pelli, Denis. / Flicker flutter : Is an illusory event as good as the real thing?. In: Journal of Vision. 2003 ; Vol. 3, No. 6. pp. 406-412.
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