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Visual space is perceived as continuous and stable even though visual inputs from the left and right visual fields are initially processed separately within the two cortical hemispheres. Here we examined whether the visual system utilizes a dynamic recalibration mechanism to integrate these representations and to maintain alignment across the visual fields. Participants adapted to randomly oriented, moving lines that straddled the vertical meridian, with a vertical offset between the left and right hemifields. Subsequent Vernier alignment judgments revealed a negative aftereffect: an offset in the same direction as the adaptation was required to correct the perceived misalignment. This aftereffect was specific to adaptation to vertical, but not horizontal misalignments, and also occurred following adaptation to movie clips and patterns without coherent motion. Our results demonstrate that the visual system unifies the left and right halves of visual space by continuously recalibrating the alignment of elements across the visual fields.
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I am a graduate student instructor for the following courses at University of California, Berkeley:

  • C126: Perception, 2017 Spring, 2018 Spring
  • PSYCH 101: Reseach and Data Analysis, 2016 Fall