Abstract

The effects of spatial cuing were measured for discriminating between an increment and a decrement on a target’s pedestal contrast. Discrimination thresholds measured in the absence of a spatial cue were always higher than corresponding thresholds measured in the presence of a spatial cue, except when pedestal contrast was near zero. Uncued discrimination thresholds rose monotonically with pedestal contrast; cued discrimination thresholds formed a dipper function of pedestal contrast. A spatial-uncertainty model incorporating a nonlinear transducer produced similar results.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Evidence for separate pathways for color and luminance detection mechanisms

Kathy T. Mullen and M. Angeles Losada
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 11(12) 3136-3151 (1994)

Contrast discrimination with sinusoidal gratings of different spatial frequency

C. M. Bird, G. B. Henning, and F. A. Wichmann
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19(7) 1267-1273 (2002)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (6)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (3)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription