Interpreting the temporal dynamics of perceptual rivalries

Regan M. Gallagher, Derek H. Arnold

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Diverse forms of perceptual rivalry are claimed to tap a common causal mechanism. One of the bases for this claim is that the reported dynamics of binocular rivalry and motion-induced blindness are similar on an individual basis (Carter & Pettigrew, 2003 Perception, 32, 295–305). We examined this relationship and found no evidence for a strong correlation. We therefore question the proposition that the dynamics of diverse forms of rivalry are driven by a common mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1239-1248
Number of pages10
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Binocular rivalry
  • Motion-induced blindness
  • Multistable perception

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