The ability to discriminate minute deviations from circularity is dependent upon global summation mechanisms integrating information along entire contours. The aim of this study was to determine how the strength of global summation depends on various stimulus features. To determine if the strength of global summation differs between shapes, contour discrimination for various contour shapes, generated by applying a sinusoidal modulation to the radius of a circle (radial frequency – RF – patterns), was measured.
- shape perception
- form vision
- vision sciences
Schmidtmann, G., Kennedy, G., Orbach, H., & Loffler, G. (2012). Non-linear global pooling in the discrimination of circular and non-circular shapes. Vision Research, 62(1), 44-56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.visres.2012.03.001