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Visual Masking : Studying Perception, Attention, and Consciousness - Talis Bachmann

Visual Masking

Studying Perception, Attention, and Consciousness

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Published: 13th November 2013
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Visual masking is a technique used in cognitive research to understand pre-conscious processes (priming, for example), consciousness, visual limits, and perception issues associated with psychopathology. This book is a short format review of research using visual masking: how it has been used, and what these experiments have discovered.Topics covered include concepts, varieties, and theories of masking; masking and microgenetic mechanisms and stagesof visual processing; psychopharmacological and genetic factors in masking, and more.



  • Provides succinct information about the widely dispersed masking studies and points out some new trends in masking research
  • Reviews transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) as an alternative to the traditional psychophysical masking methods
  • Comments on the methodological pitfalls hidden in the practice of masking, helping to improve the quality of future research where masking is used as a tool
  • Informs readers about recent developments in theoretical attempts to understand masking

ISBN: 9780128003831
ISBN-10: 0128003839
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 116
Published: 13th November 2013
Edition Number: 1