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Switching binding states

Herzog, Michael H. and Koch, Christof and Fahle, Manfred (2001) Switching binding states. Visual Cognition, 8 (3). pp. 623-636. ISSN 1350-6285.

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Recently, we introduced two illusions: Feature inheritance and shine-through (Herzog & Koch, 2001). In both cases, a vernier precedes a grating for a short time. In feature inheritance the grating comprises a small number of elements to which properties of the foregoing vernier are bound. The vernier itself remains invisible. In shine-through, a grating comprising a larger number of elements follows the foregoing vernier. Surprisingly, the vernier becomes visible as an entity in its own right and does not bequeath its features to the grating. Two “objects” are perceived each preserving its properties. Therefore, each of the two illusions represents a different state of feature binding. Our results suggest that feature binding is based on an antecedent segmentation process that might be viewed as a binding process itself.

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Additional Information:Published online: 01 Oct 2010. Published: JUN-OCT 2001. Michael Herzog was supported by a fellowship from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Forschungsstipendium) and the SFB 517 "Neurocognition" of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Christof Koch received funding from the Keck Foundation, NIMH, and the NSF-sponsored ERC Center.
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Subject Keywords:metacontrast masking; feature-integration; visual detection; perception; attention; cortex; hypothesis; synchrony; channels; dynamics
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