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Motion-induced blindness does not affect the formation of negative afterimages

Hofstoetter, Constanze and Koch, Christof and Kiper, Daniel C. (2004) Motion-induced blindness does not affect the formation of negative afterimages. Consciousness and Cognition, 13 (4). pp. 691-708. ISSN 1053-8100. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2004.06.007.

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Aftereffects induced by invisible stimuli constitute a powerful tool to investigate what type of neural information processing can occur in the absence of visual awareness. This approach has been successfully used to demonstrate that awareness of oriented gratings or translating stimuli is not necessary to obtain a robust orientation-specific or motion-specific aftereffect. We exploit motion-induced blindness (MIB, Bonneh, Cooperman, & Sagi, 2001) to investigate the related question of the influence of visual awareness on the formation of negative afterimages. Our results show that MIB does not affect the persistence and intensity of afterimages. Thus, there is no significant contribution to the formation of afterimages beyond the sites mediating MIB.

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Additional Information:Received 22 December 2003; Available online 23 August 2004. c2004 Elsevier Inc. This research was supported by grants from NSF, NIMH, the Mind Science Foundation, and the Keck Foundation to C.K., and Swiss National Science Foundation Grant 31-67980.02 to D.C.K. We thank Peter König for providing laboratory equipment and Wolfgang Einhäuser, Jörg Hipp, and Farshad Moradi for valuable feedback on the manuscript.
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Swiss National Science Foundation31-67980.02
Subject Keywords:Perceptual suppression; Color; Aftereffect; Visual awareness; Consciousness
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Official Citation:Constanze Hofstoetter, Christof Koch, Daniel C. Kiper, Motion-induced blindness does not affect the formation of negative afterimages, Consciousness and Cognition, Volume 13, Issue 4, December 2004, Pages 691-708, ISSN 1053-8100, (
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