New publication by Sjoerd Stuit in Journal of Vision

Binocular rivalry refers to alternations of perception when incompatible images are presented to the two eyes. While the percept is most often of a single monocular image, suggesting monocular spatial integration, perception can also resemble a patchwork of parts of both eyes’ images, suggesting spatial integration at a higher level of processing. Here we investigated the spatial profiles of integration during binocular rivalry to differentiate higher- from lower-level influences on spatial integration during rivalry. Our results suggest that image-based integration, typically referred to as higher-level, is subject to similar spatial constraints as monocular, eye-based integration, suggesting both rely on similarly sized receptive fields and thus levels of processing. Read the full, open access, article here.