Metacontrast: Its Relation to Evoked Potentials

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Science  16 Sep 1966:
Vol. 153, Issue 3742, pp. 1398-1400
DOI: 10.1126/science.153.3742.1398


Electrophysiological correlates of metacontrast were studied by means of averaged evoked potentials recorded from the scalp in man. Under conditions in which the brightness of the first of two successive stimuli appears diminished there is no accompanying attenuation of the evoked potentials to that stimulus. The results suggest that the amplitude and latency of evoked potentials correlate with stimulus intensity but not with brightness.