Perception of Ambiguous Drawings and the Construction and Inhibition of its Alternative Interpretation – Reflections on Consciousness


Based on some of our previous experimental findings concerning the negative priming which occasionally occurs during perception of ambiguous drawings we propose a simple mathematical model which we believe may account for important aspects of our data. We tested some (but not all) of the crucial predictions of our model using a newly developed set of asymmetric ambiguous drawings. The results further supported the phenomenon of negative priming taking place during perception of ambiguous drawings and were consistent with the predictions of the model.

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