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Visibility of temporal light artefact from flicker at 11 kHz

Brown, E and Foulsham, Tom and Lee, Chan-su and Wilkins, Arnold (2020) 'Visibility of temporal light artefact from flicker at 11 kHz.' Lighting Research and Technology, 52 (3). pp. 371-376. ISSN 1365-7828

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A flickering light can be seen during a saccadic eye movement as a pattern of contours known as a phantom array. On repeated pairs of trials, observers made saccades across a narrow (1 arc minutes), bright (10−4 cd/m2) source of flickering light and were required to detect the phantom array. On one of each pair of trials, chosen at random, the light flickered at 60 kHz and on the other at a frequency chosen in the range 1–11 kHz. In two such studies, a few observers were reliably able to discriminate 11 kHz from 60 kHz on the basis of the visibility of the phantom array. The average threshold at which the array was visible was about 6 kHz and therefore double that previously obtained with larger targets. Those observers who were able to see the phantom array tended reliably to report more symptoms of visual discomfort in everyday life.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2019 13:04
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2022 10:02

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