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  • Vol. 67, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1977
  • pp: 1126–1128

Initial distinctness and subsequent fading of minimally distinct borders

Steven L. Buck, Francine Frome, and Robert M. Boynton  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 67, Issue 8, pp. 1126-1128 (1977)

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The tendency of contours to fade from view during 5 min periods of fixation was studied for 40 minimally distinct borders formed by pairs of different monochromatic lights. Each of these borders had previously been rated for distinctness. A high positive correlation was found between distinctness ratings and the number of seconds per fixation period that the border was seen.

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Steven L. Buck, Francine Frome, and Robert M. Boynton, "Initial distinctness and subsequent fading of minimally distinct borders," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 67, 1126-1128 (1977)

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