Biomag 96 pp 947-950 | Cite as

Local Modulation of MEG Rhythmic Activities Related to the Alternation of Binocular Rivalry and Binocular Fusion

  • T. Kobayashi
  • K. Kato
  • S. Kuriki
Conference paper


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 [1], [2]. Recently, BR is considered to be a clue for understanding aspects of visual awareness [3]. Several physiological studies on cats and monkeys have been carried out in the past in an attempt to demonstrate a neural basis of BR [4], [5]. 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.


Visual Stimulus Binocular Rivalry Psychophysical Experiment Visual Awareness Stimulus Alternation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Kobayashi
    • 1
  • K. Kato
    • 1
  • S. Kuriki
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Inst. for Electronic ScienceHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan

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