Accession Number:

ADA070789

Title:

Evoked Cortical Potentials and Information Processing.

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. no. 6, 1 Jan 78-30 Jun 79,

Corporate Author:

BARUCH COLL NEW YORK

Report Date:

1979-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

104.0

Abstract:

In summary, the present findings show that there are perceptual differences between continuous and apparent motion and that these differences may be reflected in the latency and amplitude of the VEP. Furthermore, theoretical and cell system models were presented to account for the observed differences. These models propose that continuous motion is processed by specialized motion detecting cells which may respond to velocity as an intensity factor in motion. In apparent motion, the models suggest that cells would respond to the spatial and temporal change in position over time aspects of this type of motion and the role of velocity as an intensity factor would be diminished. Thus, it is suggested that future studies be undertaken to compare continuous and apparent motion using a wider range of velocity conditions and recording locations. Also, the direction of motion should be systematically examined for both continuous and apparent motion.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE