The human visual system is continuously exposed to a natural environment with static and moving objects that the visual system needs to continuously integrate and process. Glass patterns (GPs) are a class of visual stimuli widely used to study how the human visual system processes and integrates form and motion signals. GPs are made of pairs of dots that elicit a strong percept of global form. A rapid succession of unique frames originates dynamic GPs. Previous psychophysical studies showed that dynamic translational GPs are easier to detect than the static version because of the spatial summation across the unique frames composing the pattern. However, it is not clear whether the same mechanism is involved in dynamic circular GPs. In the present study, we psychophysically investigated the role of the temporal and spatial summation in the perception of both translational and circular GPs. We manipulated the number of unique frames in dynamic GPs and the update rate of the frames presentation. The results suggest that spatial and temporal summation across unique frames takes place for both translational and circular GPs. Moreover, the number of unique frames and the pattern update rate equally influence the discrimination thresholds of translational and circular GPs. These results show that form and motion integration is likely to be processed similarly for translational and circular GPs.

Donato R., Pavan A., Almeida J., Nucci M., Campana G. (2021). Temporal characteristics of global form perception in translational and circular Glass patterns. VISION RESEARCH, 187, 102-109 [10.1016/j.visres.2021.06.003].

Temporal characteristics of global form perception in translational and circular Glass patterns

Pavan A.;Nucci M.;
2021

Abstract

The human visual system is continuously exposed to a natural environment with static and moving objects that the visual system needs to continuously integrate and process. Glass patterns (GPs) are a class of visual stimuli widely used to study how the human visual system processes and integrates form and motion signals. GPs are made of pairs of dots that elicit a strong percept of global form. A rapid succession of unique frames originates dynamic GPs. Previous psychophysical studies showed that dynamic translational GPs are easier to detect than the static version because of the spatial summation across the unique frames composing the pattern. However, it is not clear whether the same mechanism is involved in dynamic circular GPs. In the present study, we psychophysically investigated the role of the temporal and spatial summation in the perception of both translational and circular GPs. We manipulated the number of unique frames in dynamic GPs and the update rate of the frames presentation. The results suggest that spatial and temporal summation across unique frames takes place for both translational and circular GPs. Moreover, the number of unique frames and the pattern update rate equally influence the discrimination thresholds of translational and circular GPs. These results show that form and motion integration is likely to be processed similarly for translational and circular GPs.
2021
Donato R., Pavan A., Almeida J., Nucci M., Campana G. (2021). Temporal characteristics of global form perception in translational and circular Glass patterns. VISION RESEARCH, 187, 102-109 [10.1016/j.visres.2021.06.003].
Donato R.; Pavan A.; Almeida J.; Nucci M.; Campana G.
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