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Behavioral stochastic resonance in the human brain
Author(s): Keiichi Kitajo; Daichi Nozaki; Lawrence M. Ward; Yoshiharu Yamamoto
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Paper Abstract

We report the results of two psychophysics experiments showing that the human brain can make use of externally added noise for behavioral responses. Subjects were instructed to respond to changing gray level signals presented to their right eye. The behavioral responses were optimized by presenting randomly changing gray level noise to their left eye. The results indicate that the behavioral stochastic resonance occurs at the cortical level where information from both eyes merges together.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5110, Fluctuations and Noise in Biological, Biophysical, and Biomedical Systems, (30 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.500975
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Keiichi Kitajo, Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Univ. of Tokyo (Canada)
Daichi Nozaki, National Rehabilitation Ctr. for the Disabled (Japan)
Lawrence M. Ward, Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Yoshiharu Yamamoto, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Corp. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5110:
Fluctuations and Noise in Biological, Biophysical, and Biomedical Systems
Sergey M. Bezrukov; Hans Frauenfelder; Frank Moss, Editor(s)

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