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The dynamics of visual experience, an EEG Study of subjective pattern formation

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dc.contributor.author Elliott, Mark
dc.contributor.author Glennon, Mark
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-27T11:06:33Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-27T11:06:33Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01-06
dc.identifier.citation Elliott, M.A., Twomey, D., & Glennon, M. (2012) 'The Dynamics of Visual Experience, an EEG Study of Subjective Pattern Formation'. Plos One, 7 (1):1-16. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1932-6203
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2625
dc.description.abstract Background: Since the origin of psychological science a number of studies have reported visual pattern formation in the absence of either physiological stimulation or direct visual-spatial references. Subjective patterns range from simple phosphenes to complex patterns but are highly specific and reported reliably across studies. Methodology/Principal Findings: Using independent-component analysis (ICA) we report a reduction in amplitude variance consistent with subjective-pattern formation in ventral posterior areas of the electroencephalogram (EEG). The EEG exhibits significantly increased power at delta/theta and gamma-frequencies (point and circle patterns) or a series of highfrequency harmonics of a delta oscillation (spiral patterns). Conclusions/Significance: Subjective-pattern formation may be described in a way entirely consistent with identical pattern formation in fluids or granular flows. In this manner, we propose subjective-pattern structure to be represented within a spatio-temporal lattice of harmonic oscillations which bind topographically organized visual-neuronal assemblies by virtue of low frequency modulation. en_US
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dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Public Library of Science en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Plos One en
dc.subject Visual pattern formation en_US
dc.title The dynamics of visual experience, an EEG Study of subjective pattern formation en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.date.updated 2012-03-23T16:25:12Z
dc.local.publishedsource http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0030830 en_US
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed
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dc.local.contact Mark Elliott, Department Of Psychology, Nuig. 5345 Email: mark.elliott@nuigalway.ie
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