A two-dimensional computer-controlled visual stimulator

Research paper by Norman Milkman, Gary Schick, Michelangelo Rossetto, Floyd Ratliff, Robert Shapley, Jonathan Victor

Indexed on: 01 May '80Published on: 01 May '80Published in: Behavior Research Methods


A computer-controlled instrument that creates complex two-dimensional patterns on a CRT monitor is described. These patterns are used to elicit visual evoked responses. Patterns are produced on a raster that is rotatable about its center. It is possible to assign to arbitrary regions in the raster any of four independent one-dimensional spatial-temporal functions. For each spatial-temporal function, the experimenter can select an arbitrary spatial profile, the spatial frequency of the profile, the starting phase of the profile, the temporal function, and the depth of modulation.