Multistability in Perception Dynamics
Multistability in Perception Dynamics is the phenomenon of spontaneous switching in the subject’s perception between different interpretations of an ambiguous sensory stimulus.
When subjects are confronted with an ambiguous sensory stimulus for an extended time, instead of experiencing a fixed percept, they report spontaneous switching between the different interpretations, a phenomenon known as perceptual multistability.
In perceptual multistability, while the subject is aware of one percept, the others appear suppressed from consciousness. Moreover, the subject experiences constant switches from being aware to being unaware of a given percept. This phenomenon is thought to provide a powerful method to search for neural correlates of conscious awareness,...
KeywordsHeteroclinic Orbit Binocular Rivalry Neural Population Stimulus Strength Synaptic Depression
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