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Perception & Psychophysics

, Volume 2, Issue 9, pp 432–436 | Cite as

Stochastic properties of binocular rivalry alternations

  • Robert Fox
  • John Herrmann
Article

Abstract

The extent to which binocular rivalry phases are sequentially related was assessed by theν statistic and by autocorrelation. Both measures indicate that the duration of successive phases are independent. The frequency distributions of suppression phases and of nonsuppression phases can be fitted by gamma distributions. These results are consistent with models of the rivalry process that incorporate independence assumptions.

Keywords

Gamma Distribution Binocular Vision Binocular Rivalry Outer Contour Suppression Phase 
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© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 1967

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Fox
    • 1
  • John Herrmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Vanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA

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