August 2012
Volume 12, Issue 9
Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting Abstract  |   August 2012
Counting multidimensional objects – implications for the neural synchrony theory
Author Affiliations
  • Liat Goldfarb
    Safra Brain Research Center for Learning Disabilities, University of Haifa
  • Anne Treisman
    Department of Psychology, Princeton University
Journal of Vision August 2012, Vol.12, 1164. doi:10.1167/12.9.1164
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      Liat Goldfarb, Anne Treisman; Counting multidimensional objects – implications for the neural synchrony theory. Journal of Vision 2012;12(9):1164. doi: 10.1167/12.9.1164.

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It has been suggested that a neural instantiation of the temporary multidimensional representations of objects might be the synchrony of firing between the neurons representing the features they contain. In this work, we direct attention to a certain logical problem which arises when certain synchrony assumptions are applied to real situations in which repeated multidimensional objects are presented. Then we demonstrate a new behavioral effect that shows that this logical problem results in a genuine behavioral problem. Even when a display contains a small amount of multidimensional objects, their representation becomes difficult when according to our described assumptions the objects cannot be simultaneously synchronized.

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