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Synchronous information presented in 40-Hz flicker enhances visual feature binding

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dc.contributor.author Elliott, Mark en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-18T12:27:11Z en
dc.date.available 2011-02-18T12:27:11Z en
dc.date.issued 1998-01 en
dc.identifier.citation Elliott, M. A., & Mueller, H. J. (1998). Synchronous information presented in 40-Hz flicker enhances visual feature binding. Psychological Science, 9(4), 277-283. en
dc.identifier.issn 0956-7976 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/1632 en
dc.description.abstract Recent neurophysiological studies have encouraged speculation that the synchronization of spatially distributed neural assemblies (at around 40 Hz in the neocortex) is responsible for the binding of discrete stimulus components into coherent wholes during visual object perception. Using a novel paradigm, we demonstrated specific figural priming under 40-Hz stimulus modulation conditions. Further, under these conditions, observers were not aware of the prime's existence, nor did the prime act as a stimulus-driven attentional cue. These findings provide the first psychophysical support for a theory of preattentive coding of visual objects, based on an externally entrained and thereby synchronized 40-Hz feature-binding mechanism. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Blackwell en
dc.subject Psychology en
dc.subject Psychophysics en
dc.subject Neurophysiology en
dc.title Synchronous information presented in 40-Hz flicker enhances visual feature binding en
dc.type Article en
dc.local.publishedsource http://www.jstor.org/stable/40063337 en
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en
dc.contributor.funder Medical Research Council en
dc.contributor.funder Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council en

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