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Flicker adaptation can be explained by probability summation between ON- and OFF-mechanisms

Zele, Andrew J. & Vingrys, Algis J. (2000) Flicker adaptation can be explained by probability summation between ON- and OFF-mechanisms. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 28(3), pp. 227-229.

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Abstract

This study considered whether the dynamics of flicker adaptation can be explained in terms of probability summation over time between independent ON- and OFF-processors. Foveal thresholds were measured for flickering probes, and for static ON- and OFF-probes that have durations consistent with the flicker duty cycle. Thresholds were obtained using a probe-flash stimulus onset asynchrony paradigm. The outcome of the experiment suggests that flicker thresholds are lower than the component ON- and OFF-thresholds, and that the flicker response can be predicted by assuming probability summation between the ON- and OFF-mechanisms.

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ID Code: 7482
Item Type: Journal Article
DOI: 10.1046/j.1442-9071.2000.00301.x
ISSN: 1442-6404
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Optometry & Vision Science
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 Blackwell Publishing
Copyright Statement: The definitive version is available on publication at www3.interscience.wiley.com
Deposited On: 04 May 2007
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2012 09:14

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