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Discomfort and hypermetabolism

Wilkins, AJ and Hibbard, PB (2014) Discomfort and hypermetabolism. In: UNSPECIFIED, ? - ?.


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In general, the visual stimulation that is uncomfortable on the eye gives rise to a large haemodynamic response in the visual cortex, suggesting that the sensation of discomfort is homeostatic and acts to prevent a large metabolic load. The large haemodynamic response is consistent with evidence from computational models that the visual stimuli responsible for discomfort cannot be processed efficiently. These visual stimuli differ from those encountered in nature in respect of their image structure and colour contrast. Strong sensory stimulation may be metabolically demanding to process, although there are individual differences in response to these stimuli.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published proceedings: AISB 2014 - 50th Annual Convention of the AISB
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: 12 May 2014 14:14
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:45

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