Visual Aftereffects, Models of
Visual aftereffects are systematic changes in perception of a visual stimulus after adaptation to a previous stimulus. For instance, the tilt aftereffect affects the perception of tilted lines – after staring at an oriented line, slightly rotated lines appear to be much more different in orientation. Similar effects occur for a very wide variety of stimuli and have prompted a range of computational explanations primarily focusing on changes in responsiveness of feature-selective neurons in the visual cortex. Aftereffects are one type of visual illusion, which are discussed further in the entry “Visual Aftereffects, Models of” of this encyclopedia.
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