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Spatial frequency discrimination : visual long-term memory or criterion setting?

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A long-term sensory memory is believed to account for spatial frequency discrimination when reference and test stimuli are separated by long intervals. We test an alternative proposal: that discrimination is determined by the range of test stimuli, through their entrainment of criterion-setting processes. Experiments 1 and 2 show that the 50% point of the psychometric function is largely determined by the midpoint of the stimulus range, not by the reference stimulus. Experiment 3 shows that d...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1016/S0042-6989(97)88333-2

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University of Oxford
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Medical Sciences Division - Experimental Psychology
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Elsevier Publisher's website
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Vision Research Journal website
Volume:
38
Issue:
4
Pages:
557–572
Publication date:
1998-02-05
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0042-6989
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uuid:9435daa7-2c8f-44f6-8c5d-69d28653c78a
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ora:10670

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