Variations in critical flicker frequency with intersensory stimulation in two modalities
Munro, Ruth S.
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The present study tested hypotheses concerning magnitude of response to sensory stimulation in one mode, (CFF) relative to intensities of concurrent stimuli in two other modes, (weights and tones). Such heteromodal effects have been investigated under a variety of conditions. Reported results have included facilitation and inhibition of the response which is measured. A theory called the mutually recruitable neuron or MRN theory, suggests that both magnitude and direction of effect are functions of the intensity of primary and accessory stimuli. Empirical results in the context of this theory and of others are consistent with these suggestions [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Boston University