Abstract

Some experimental studies of subthreshold summation between sinusoidal grating components have been interpreted as showing very narrow channel bandwidths in human visions. This paper discusses an alternative interpretation of these experiments based on consideration of probability-summation effects among spatially distributed detectors. We conclude that frequency-selective channels must still be hypothesized in order to fit the data, but the channel bandwidth may be much wider than earlier interpretations suggest.

© 1978 Optical Society of America

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