June 2006
Volume 6, Issue 6
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Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting Abstract  |   June 2006
Is the “face aftereffect” retinotopic or spatiotopic?
Author Affiliations
  • Seyed-Reza Afraz
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University
  • Patrick Cavanagh
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University
Journal of Vision June 2006, Vol.6, 882. doi:10.1167/6.6.882
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      Seyed-Reza Afraz, Patrick Cavanagh; Is the “face aftereffect” retinotopic or spatiotopic?. Journal of Vision 2006;6(6):882. doi: 10.1167/6.6.882.

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Abstract

Selective adaptation to one face leads to systematic distortion in the appearance of subsequently presented faces, a phenomenon which has been called the “face aftereffect”. Here we compared the strength of the face aftereffect when, following an eye movement, two adjacent test faces are presented, one at the same retinal position as the adapting face and the other at the same spatial position as the adapting face. The adjacent tests provide a direct measure of the relative strength of retinotopic versus spatiotopic effects and the results show that the retinotopic aftereffect is stronger than the spatiotopic aftereffect.

Afraz, S.-R. Cavanagh, P. (2006). Is the “face aftereffect” retinotopic or spatiotopic? [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 6(6):882, 882a, http://journalofvision.org/6/6/882/, doi:10.1167/6.6.882. [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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