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Simulation of Bistable Perception with Long Range Correlations Using Perception-Attention-Memory Coupling

Fürstenau, Norbert and Mittendorf, Monika (2007) Simulation of Bistable Perception with Long Range Correlations Using Perception-Attention-Memory Coupling. In: Theory in Cognitive Neurosciences. 14th Fall Academy: Theory in Cognitive Neuroscience, 2007-11-4 - 2007-11-7, Wildbad Kreuth.


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Simulation results of bistable perception due to ambiguous visual stimuli are presented which are obtained with a behavioral nonlinear dynamics model using perception–attention–memory coupling. As a kind of minimum architecture representing the ventral ("what") V4–InferoTemporal–PraeFrontal–V4 loop the basic model couples the dynamics of a macroscopic perception state order parameter with an adaptive attention (feedback gain) control parameter with reentrant delay T and additive band limited white noise (Fürstenau 2006). Quasiperiodic perceptual switching is induced by attention fatigue with a perception bias which balances the relative duration of the alternative percepts. Memory effects are introduced by allowing for the slow adaptation of the perception bias parameter via coupling to the perception state. The simulations exhibit long range correlations of the perceptual duration times in agreement with recent experimental results of Gao et al. (2006). They are determined by calculation of the self similarity (Hurst) parameter H of the reversal time series (H > 0.5). Deviations of the simulated reversal time statistics from the -distribution as typically observed in experiments, increase with decreasing memory time constant and attention noise. Mean perceptual duration times of 2 – 5 s are predicted in agreement with experimental results reported in the literature, if a feedback delay T of 40 ms is assumed which is typical for cortical reentrant loops and the stimulus-V1 latency (Lamme 2003). Numerically determined perceptual transition times of 3 – 5 T are in reasonable agreement with stimulus–conscious perception delay of 150 – 200 ms. The symmetrized absolute value of the attention parameter exhibits good agreement with the dynamics of the eye blink rate as reported by Ito et.al. (2003).

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/51021/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Simulation of Bistable Perception with Long Range Correlations Using Perception-Attention-Memory Coupling
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Date:August 2007
Journal or Publication Title:Theory in Cognitive Neurosciences
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iD
Keywords:cognitive modeling, visual perception, attention, cognitive bistability, simulation, long range correlations, Hurst Parameter
Event Title:14th Fall Academy: Theory in Cognitive Neuroscience
Event Location:Wildbad Kreuth
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2007-11-4 - 2007-11-7
Organizer:Inst f. Grenzgebiete d. Psychologie, Univ. Freiburg und University Hospital of Psychiatry, Univ. of Bern
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:ATM and Operation (old)
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Human Factors and Safety in Aeronautics (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Guidance > Systemergonomy
Deposited By: Fürstenau, Dr.phil.nat. Norbert
Deposited On:19 Oct 2007
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:20

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