Probability Multiplication as a New Principle in Psychophysics

Michael Morgan, Charles Chubb and Joshua Solomon

in Seeing Spatial Form

Published in print November 2005 | ISBN: 9780195172881
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199847570 | DOI:
Probability Multiplication as a New Principle in Psychophysics

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This chapter provides a general look at the presence of psychophysics in opponent Reichardt detectors and coincidence detectors. Beginning with motion, evidence can be initially seen for a multiplication stage in coincidence detection. In this chapter, different models are presented: the late-noise Reichardt model, the opponent or contrast discrimination model, the probability-multiplication model, and the convoy model.

Keywords: Martin Regan; Reichardt detector; coincidence detection; probability multiplication; convoy model; contrast discrimination

Chapter.  3282 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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