Differential effects of stimulus context in sensory processing

L. E. Marks, Yoav Arieh

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Abstract

Stimulus contexts in which different intensity levels are presented to two sensory-perceptual channels can produce differential effects on perception: Perceived magnitudes are depressed in whichever channel received the stronger stimuli. Context differentially can affect loudness at different sound frequencies or perceived length of lines in different spatial orientations. Reported in hearing, vision, haptic touch, taste, and olfaction, differential context effects (DCEs) are a general property of perceptual processing. Characterizing their functional properties and determining their underlying mechanisms are essential both to fully understanding sensory and perceptual processes and to properly interpreting sensory measurements obtained in applied as well as basic research settings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-221
Number of pages9
JournalRevue europeenne de psychologie appliquee
Volume56
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2006

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Keywords

  • Contextual effects
  • Perceptual magnitude
  • Sensory processes
  • Stimulus intensity

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In: Revue europeenne de psychologie appliquee, Vol. 56, No. 4, 01.01.2006, p. 213-221.

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