binocular rivalry


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binocular rivalry

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(Psychology) psychol the phenomenon whereby one is unable to see simultaneously different images presented one to each eye; usually in some areas of the eye the image presented to the left eye is seen, in others that presented to the right eye. Also called: retinal rivalry
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The third original article [6] is also about the first known application of a neuropsychiatry test in a particular population; the use of the binocular rivalry test to assess cognitive processing in children with schizophrenia.
In order to contribute to the diagnosis of visual attentional disorders, and particularly of ADHD, a test based on binocular rivalry (BR)--a little-used paradigm in the study of this disorder--has been elaborated.
It capitalized on the visual phenomenon of binocular rivalry as a way to test people's metacognition (knowledge about their own mental imagery).
In binocular rivalry studies, two different images are shown to a viewer, one image to each eye.
The alternative method to assess eye dominance is based on binocular rivalry.
Binocular rivalry is an alternation of suppression and dominance when dissimilar images are presented to the two eyes.
Binocular rivalry is thought to provide a particularly useful means for studying how sensory processing gives rise to eye dominance because it involves a changing percept without any change in the visual stimulus.