Testing dynamical models of vision
Most models of vision focus either on the spatial or temporal aspects of visual processing and neglect the other component. A variety of studies have shown, however, that spatial and temporal processing cannot easily be separated. The shine-through effect has proven to be a sensitive tool to study spatio-temporal processing. Two very different dynamical models, the 3D-LAMINART and the WCTM model, have explained the key aspects of the shine-through effect. Based on computer simulations, Francis (2009 proposed a set of predictions based on stimulus variants of the shinethrough effect that are crucial for both models. Here, we tested these predictions psychophysically. Both models fail to correctly predict the outcome of these experiments.