Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Visual MaskingTime slices through conscious and unconscious vision$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Bruno Breitmeyer and Haluk Ogmen

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780198530671

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530671.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 05 December 2020

A history of visual masking

A history of visual masking

Chapter:
(p.1) Chapter 1 A history of visual masking
Source:
Visual Masking
Author(s):

Bruno G. Breitmeyer

Haluk ÖĞmen

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530671.003.0001

The history of visual masking reaches back into the middle of the 19th century, when sensory physiologists and psychologists pioneered techniques to study how the perception of one briefly presented stimulus is affected by a spatially and temporally neighbouring second stimulus. These beginning explorations of the microgenesis, the millisecond-by-millisecond evolution of visual perception, have defined the basic rationale for studying the temporal dynamics of vision since then. Moreover, many major empirical discoveries and theoretical advances in the study of visual masking, from the middle of the 19th to the middle of the 20th century, have defined key research paradigms to this day. Different methods of masking used to explore the processes and factors underlying correspondingly different types of visual masking and their relation to attention and to the microgenesis of phenomenal awareness, were then, as now, central to the study of visual masking.

Keywords:   masking by light, masking by pattern, metacontrast, paracontrast, visual persistence

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .