Binocular rivalry occurs without simultaneous presentation of rival stimuli

O'shea R.P. and Crassini B. (1984) Binocular rivalry occurs without simultaneous presentation of rival stimuli. Perception & Psychophysics, 36 3: 266-276. doi:10.3758/BF03206368


Author O'shea R.P.
Crassini B.
Title Binocular rivalry occurs without simultaneous presentation of rival stimuli
Journal name Perception & Psychophysics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0031-5117
Publication date 1984
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3758/BF03206368
Volume 36
Issue 3
Start page 266
End page 276
Total pages 11
Subject 3205 Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
2809 Sensory Systems
3200 Psychology
Abstract It has always been assumed that for binocular rivalry to occur, the dichoptic stimuli must be exposed simultaneously. However, we demonstrate binocular rivalry between rival stimuli that are never simultaneously displayed. This successive binocular rivalry is indistinguishable from normal rivalry with equal-duration alternate presentation of the rival stimuli at rates down to about 20 Hz. Rivalry is evident despite obvious flicker for presentation rates as low as 3 Hz. Rivalry also survives a dark interval of more than 100 msec, introduced between alternate brief presentations (5 msec) of the dichoptic stimuli. Simultaneous brief exposure of the rival stimuli produces an equivalent amount of rivalry, which persists for more than 300 msec. This implies that rivalry persistence involves a peripheral, monocular component and a central, binocular component, as has been shown for stereopsis.
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