Discipline: Mathematics & Statistics
Subcategory: STEM Research
Yunjiao Wang - Texas Southern University
Co-Author(s): Kresimir Josic, University of Houston, Houston
Binocular rivalry has been used as a tool to explore how our brain functions. Bistable binocular rivalry has been extensively studied and three mechanisms were proposed to account for key features observed in the phenomena: exclusive dominance of one image every few seconds and percept switches in a stochastic fashion. The proposed mechanisms were supported by many theoretical studies using mathematical models and by experimental results in literature. On the other hand, the much less studied multistable binocular rivalry (rivalry among more than two percepts) provides extra features for studying our brains. In this work, we investigate possible ways to incorporate factors such as interocular excitatory connections into the existing models to explain experimental results of multistable binocular rivalry.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): HBCU-UP, RIA
Faculty Advisor: None Listed,