Local Modulation of MEG Rhythmic Activities Related to the Alternation of Binocular Rivalry and Binocular Fusion
Binocular rivalry (BR) is the process where dissimilar images presented to the left and right eyes at the same time are perceived alternately at any moment in time. This phenomenon has been studied primarily through psychophysical experiments , . Recently, BR is considered to be a clue for understanding aspects of visual awareness . Several physiological studies on cats and monkeys have been carried out in the past in an attempt to demonstrate a neural basis of BR , . The next step in understanding BR is to elucidate the neural activities underlying this phenomenon in humans. However, experiments on human subjects require noninvasive techniques for observing the processes.
KeywordsVisual Stimulus Binocular Rivalry Psychophysical Experiment Visual Awareness Stimulus Alternation
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Kobayashi, T., Kato, K., Owada, T. and Kuriki, S., Difference of EEG spectral powers observed between binocular rivalry and binocular fusion, Fornt. Med. Biol. Engng., 1995, 7:11–19.Google Scholar
- Kobayashi, T., Kato, K. and Kuriki, S., Scalp distribution of the attenuated EEG rhythmic activities for dissimilar and/or moving images in binocular vision, Fornt. Med. Biol. Engng., in press.Google Scholar
- Livingstone, M.S. and Hubel, D.H., Psychological evidence for separate channels for the perception of form, color, movement, and depth. The Journal of Neuroscience, 1987, 7:3416–3468.Google Scholar