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Accommodation to Uncomfortable Patterns

Haigh, Sarah M and Jaschinski, Wolfgang and Allen, Peter M and Wilkins, Arnold J (2013) 'Accommodation to Uncomfortable Patterns.' Perception, 42 (2). pp. 208-222. ISSN 0301-0066

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Abstract

<jats:p> Grating patterns can cause discomfort and perceptual distortions. Individuals who experience discomfort and are susceptible to these distortions generally show weaker accommodation than those who are less susceptible. We measured the accommodative response to grating patterns known to differ in the discomfort they evoke because of differences in their colour, motion, or spatial frequency. The parameters known to affect discomfort and distortion had no influence on the mean or variance in the accommodative response, even when accommodative demand was manipulated systematically and the accommodative response varied as expected. </jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: accommodation; pattern sensitivity; gratings
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2014 09:12
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:34
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/9275

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