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Randolph Blake; Adaptation as a tool for probing the neural correlates of conscious visual awareness. Journal of Vision 2004;4(11):44. doi: https://doi.org/10.1167/4.11.44.
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Surveying the literature one finds a number of innovative psychophysical strategies that have been employed to learn whether visual adaptation can transpire in the absence of visual awareness. These strategies exploit phenomena such as binocular rivalry and crowding to dissociate phenomenal perception from physical stimulation. This talk will review select studies that have employed several of these strategies, and in so doing will evaluate assumptions underlying the strategies and conclusions that can be drawn from the results.
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