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  The Fröhlich effect: a consequence of the interaction of visual focal attention and metacontrast.

Kirschfeld, K., & Kammer, T. (1999). The Fröhlich effect: a consequence of the interaction of visual focal attention and metacontrast. Vision Research, 39, 3702-3709. Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL_udi=B6T0W-3X3K777-6_user=29041_coverDate=112F302F1999_rdoc=6_fmt=summary_orig=browse_srch=23toc2348732319992399960997723113670!_cdi=4873_sort=d_docanchor=_acct=C000003178_version=1_ur.

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Kirschfeld, K1, Author              
Kammer, T1, 2, Author              
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1Former Department Comparative Neurobiology, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society, ou_1497800              
2Department Human Perception, Cognition and Action, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society, ou_1497797              

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 Abstract: Usually we assume that the central nervous system preserves temporal sequences. Here we show that moving objects-in the context of behaviour often dangerous ones-are seen with a shorter latency than stationary (flashed) objects. In addition moving objects are deblurred. Two mechanisms contribute to this functional specialisation: cue-induced visual focal attention and metacontrast. Under unnatural conditions these mechanisms lead to an optical illusion first described by Frohlich. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

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