Date of Award

1975

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology

Department

Psychology

Physical Description

1 online resource (47 p.)

Subjects

Color vision, Visual perception, Conditioned response

DOI

10.15760/etd.2416

Abstract

A model based on the laws of classical conditioning is posed as an explanation for the McCollough Effect, an orientation-specific color aftereffect. This model stands as an alternative to the color-coded edge detector hypothesis. Background and relevant issues are presented. Two experiments were performed. The first demonstrated that an auditory stimulus causes the effect to appear stronger to some subjects, a disinhibiting effect. It was also shown that some subjects experience spontaneous recovery of the effect after it has been extinguished.

Description

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Science

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/15788

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