Sighting dominance and binocular rivalry

Clare Kathleen Porac, Stanley Coren

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Two experiments are reported that attempt to explore systematically the role of sighting dominance during binocular rivalry. Experiment 1 showed that the sighting eye tends to display longer total viewing times, and experiment 2 indicated that this asymmetry remained even when observers had increased experience with rivalrous stimulation. Additional analysis revealed that the average dominance period of the sighting eye was longer than that of the nonsighting eye, resulting in significant sequencing effects during the rivalry process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)208-213
Number of pages6
JournalOptometry and Vision Science
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology
  • Optometry


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