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Calibrating vision: concepts and questions

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posted on 2023-06-10, 05:17 authored by Jenny BostenJenny Bosten, Ruben Coen-Cagli, Anna FranklinAnna Franklin, Samuel G Solomon, Michael A Webster
The idea that visual coding and perception are shaped by experience and adjust to changes in the environment or the observer is universally recognized as a cornerstone of visual processing, yet the functions and processes mediating these calibrations remain in many ways poorly understood. In this article we review a number of facets and issues surrounding the general notion of calibration, with a focus on plasticity within the encoding and representational stages of visual processing. These include how many types of calibrations there are – and how we decide; how plasticity for encoding is intertwined with other principles of sensory coding; how it is instantiated at the level of the dynamic networks mediating vision; how it varies with development or between individuals; and the factors that may limit the form or degree of the adjustments. Our goal is to give a small glimpse of an enormous and fundamental dimension of vision, and to point to some of the unresolved questions in our understanding of how and why ongoing calibrations are a pervasive and essential element of vision

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  • Published

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  • Accepted version

Journal

Vision Research

ISSN

0042-6989

Publisher

Elsevier

Volume

201

Page range

a108131 1-13

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  • Psychology Publications

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  • Yes

Legacy Posted Date

2022-11-01

First Compliant Deposit (FCD) Date

2022-10-31

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