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On the discovery of monocular rivalry by Tscherning in 1898: Translation and review

O’Shea, R.P., Roeber, U. and Wade, N.J. (2017) On the discovery of monocular rivalry by Tscherning in 1898: Translation and review. i-Perception, 8 (6).

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Abstract

Monocular rivalry was named by Breese in 1899. He made prolonged observation of superimposed orthogonal gratings; they fluctuated in clarity with either one or the other grating occasionally being visible alone. A year earlier, Tscherning observed similar fluctuations with a grid of vertical and horizontal lines and with other stimuli; we draw attention to his prior account. Monocular rivalry has since been shown to occur with a wide variety of superimposed patterns with several independent rediscoveries of it. We also argue that Helmholtz described some phenomenon other than monocular rivalry in 1867.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Psychology and Exercise Science
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Copyright: © 2017 The Authors
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/39909
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