August 2023
Volume 23, Issue 9
Open Access
Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting Abstract  |   August 2023
Strong interaction between low and high spatial frequencies using induced motion at short durations under binocular and dichoptic viewing.
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Omar Bachtoula
    Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Ignacio Serrano-Pedraza
    Universidad Complutense de Madrid
    Centre for Behaviour and Evolution, Newcastle University
  • Footnotes
    Acknowledgements  Supported by grant PID2021-122245NB-I00 from Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (Spain) to ISP.
Journal of Vision August 2023, Vol.23, 5000. doi:
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      Omar Bachtoula, Ignacio Serrano-Pedraza; Strong interaction between low and high spatial frequencies using induced motion at short durations under binocular and dichoptic viewing.. Journal of Vision 2023;23(9):5000.

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Induced motion is an illusory percept, where a static object is seen moving in the opposite direction of a moving surround. The objective of our study was to establish the strength of this illusory motion for different spatial frequencies, contrasts, durations, and viewing conditions. Our stimuli consisted of a vertical grating of 1 c/deg in a circular window, surrounded by an annulus that contained another vertical grating with different frequencies (0.5-6 c/deg). In this kind of stimuli, moving the peripheral component induces the illusory motion on the static central grating. To estimate the strength of this illusion, we conducted two different experiments, where we measured the speed of the central grating, in the opposite direction of the illusion, that cancelled the induced motion (i.e. cancellation speed). In the first experiment, the cancellation speed as a function of the spatial frequency of the inducer revealed a band-pass tuning. Additionally, reducing the stimulus duration shifted the peak cancellation speed to a higher spatial frequency and increased the overall illusion strength. The second experiment showed that, when the central component had low contrast (0.1 and 0.3), cancellation speed increased up to a periphery’s contrast level, from which it stabilized despite further increases on the surround’s contrast. For a higher contrast level on the central component (0.6), the cancellation speed increased with the contrast of the periphery. In general, viewing the stimuli dichoptically (i.e., central and surrounding components in different eyes), compared to binocular presentations, produced less motion induction in both experiments, as shown by the slower cancellation speed on most of the conditions tested. These findings, using induced motion, show a strong interaction between high and low spatial frequencies in motion perception at short durations for binocular and dichoptic presentations, even when the spatial frequency components are located at different retinal positions.


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