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Katharina Rifai, Selam W. Habtegiorgis, Caroline Erlenwein, Siegfried Wahl; Motion-form interaction: Motion and form aftereffects induced by distorted static natural scenes. Journal of Vision 2020;20(13):10. doi: https://doi.org/10.1167/jov.20.13.10.
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Spatially varying distortions (SVDs) are common artifacts of spectacles like progressive additional lenses (PALs). To habituate to distortions of PALs, the visual system has to adapt to distortion-induced image alterations, termed skew adaptation. But how this visual adjustment is achieved is largely unknown. This study examines the properties of visual adaptation to distortions of PALs in natural scenes. The visual adaptation in response to altered form and motion features of the natural stimuli were probed in two different psychophysical experiments. Observers were exposed to distortions in natural images, and form and motion aftereffects were tested subsequently in a constant stimuli procedure where subjects were asked to judge the skew, or the motion direction of an according test stimulus.
Exposure to skewed natural stimuli induced a shift in perceived undistorted form as well as motion direction, when viewing distorted dynamic natural scenes, and also after exposure to static distorted natural images. Therefore, skew adaptation occurred in form and motion for dynamic visual scenes as well as static images. Thus, specifically in the condition of static skewed images and the test feature of motion direction, cortical interactions between motion-form processing presumably contributed to the adaptation process.
In a nutshell, interfeature cortical interactions constituted the adaptation process to distortion of PALs. Thus, comprehensive investigation of adaptation to distortions of PALs would benefit from taking into account content richness of the stimuli to be used, like natural images.
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