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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2002
  • pp: 1465–1474

Adaptation to relative and uniform motion

Satoshi Shioiri, Hiroshi Ono, and Takao Sato  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 19, Issue 8, pp. 1465-1474 (2002)

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We compared the discriminability of motion direction with a relative motion stimulus after prolonged exposure to relative or uniform motion. Experiment 1 showed that the velocity threshold for the relative motion test after relative motion exposure was higher than that after uniform motion exposure, whereas no such difference was found when we tested with a uniform motion stimulus. Experiment 2 showed that prolonged exposure to relative motion decreased the discriminability of speed differences more than exposure to uniform motion. These results suggest that the visual system’s pathway for relative motion signals is different from that for uniform motion signals.

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OCIS Codes
(330.0330) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision, color, and visual optics
(330.4150) Vision, color, and visual optics : Motion detection
(330.5510) Vision, color, and visual optics : Psychophysics
(330.7310) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision

Original Manuscript: January 3, 2002
Revised Manuscript: March 20, 2002
Manuscript Accepted: March 26, 2002
Published: August 1, 2002

Satoshi Shioiri, Hiroshi Ono, and Takao Sato, "Adaptation to relative and uniform motion," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19, 1465-1474 (2002)

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