Psychophysics” is an umbrella term for experimental techniques that measure the relationship between physical stimuli and sensory perception.

Surprising to many scholars of the past century, who believed that subjective qualities such as pain or love cannot be measured, psychophysical experiments have demonstrated that sensations are not just quantifiable but tend to follow stringent mathematical laws. Our group uses this psychophysical methodology to obtain precise quantifications of subjective visual phenomena. 


Cox, M.A., Lowe, K.A., Blake, R. & Maier, A. (2014)

Sustained perceptual invisibility of solid shapes following contour adapation to partial outlines.

Consciousness and Cognition [in press]

Maier, A., Logothetis, N.K. & Leopold, D.A. (2005)

Global competition dictates local suppression in pattern rivalry

Journal of Vision 5(9):668-677

Maier, A., Wilke, M., Logothetis, N.K. & Leopold, D.A. (2003)

Perception of temporally interleaved ambiguous patterns.

Curr. Biol. 13:1076-1085

[see also: HIGHLIGHT: Jones, R. (2003). Nat. Rev. Neurosci., 4, 612]

Leopold, D.A., Wilke, M., Maier, A. & Logothetis, N.K. (2002)                                                             

Stable perception of visually ambiguous patterns.

Nat. Neurosci. 5(6): 605-609


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