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The influence of stimulus shape on orientation acuity

Citation
Heeley DW & Buchanan-Smith HM (1998) The influence of stimulus shape on orientation acuity. Experimental Brain Research, 120 (2), pp. 217-222. https://doi.org/10.1007/s002210050395

Abstract
Orientation acuity was estimated for vertical and oblique bar stimuli. Discrimination thresholds were affected by changes in the length and width of the targets, falling as bar length was increased and, conversely, rising as the bars were made wider. These changes are complimentary, in that overall discrimination performance can be predicted by a single measure of the orientation "entropy" of the target, namely the height-to-width ratio. The data provide support for a model of orientation coding where discrimination performance is not simply a reflection of the signal-to-noise ratio in single cells in the striate cortex.

Keywords
orientation acuity; oblique effect; meridional anisotropy; human

Journal
Experimental Brain Research: Volume 120, Issue 2

StatusPublished
Author(s)Heeley, David W; Buchanan-Smith, Hannah M
Publication date31/05/1998
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/7551
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
ISSN0014-4819
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