Rival ideas about binocular rivalry

Vision Res. 1999 Apr;39(8):1447-54. doi: 10.1016/s0042-6989(98)00269-7.


Binocular rivalry has been used to investigate neural correlates of visual awareness. For this investigation to succeed, however, it is necessary to know what rivals during binocular rivalry. Recent work has raised questions about whether rivalry is between eyes or between stimuli. We find that stimulus rivalry occurs only within a limited range of spatial and temporal parameters--otherwise eye rivalry dominates.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Pattern Recognition, Visual / physiology
  • Psychophysics
  • Rotation
  • Vision, Binocular / physiology*