Behavioral evidence for visual perception of 3-dimensional surface structures in monkeys

Vision Research
T UkaI Fujita

Abstract

Human subjects perceive two crossing bars, one in front of the other, when shown a cross with disparity added to its horizontal limbs, and they also perceive neon-color spreading when shown a stereoscopic Redies-Spillmann figure. It has thus been hypothesized that the human visual system follows the principle of generic image sampling in reconstructing 3-dimensional (3-D) surface structures. Here we examine whether monkeys also perceive these surface structures. The results indicate that monkeys, like humans, perceive two crossing bars and neon-color spreading and suggest that the principle of generic image sampling may also be applied to visual perception in monkeys.

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Citations

Oct 19, 2001·Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America·S ShimojoIchiro Fujita
Apr 18, 2015·Behavioural Brain Research·Saneyuki MizutaniNarumi Katsuyama
Jun 9, 2016·Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences·Ichiro Fujita, Takahiro Doi
Jul 19, 2000·Journal of Neurophysiology·Takanori UkaIchiro Fujita

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