Title: Switching dynamics of border ownership: A stochastic model for bi-stable perception
Authors: Kogo, Naoki ×
Galli, Alessandra
Wagemans, Johan #
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Elsevier
Series Title: Vision Research vol:51 issue:18 pages:2085-2098
Abstract: A model that computes the border-ownership (BOWN) and the depth map of the image (DISC model, (Kogo, Strecha, Van Gool, & Wagemans, 2010) is applied to investigate the stochastic nature of perception in “face or vase” stimuli. The 2-D integration of BOWN signals determines the figure-ground relationships in the image. In the present application of the model, BOWN signals are made stochastic and feedback connections are established between the higher level depth perception and the lower level BOWN signals. This feedback modifies the BOWN signals to further enhance the figure-ground segregation. Adaptation results in a decay of the response which leads to alternation. This triggers recovery of the adaptation. The alternation rate decreases in response to the increased levels of disambiguation. A detailed examination of the model parameters shows a prolongation of the alternation when the stimulus is presented intermittently in some conditions. In this framework, the adaptation and the recovery processes need to be perception dependent (not physical input dependent) to reproduce human perception.
ISSN: 0042-6989
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory for Experimental Psychology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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