binocular rivalry


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bin·oc·u·lar ri·val·ry

alteration in perception of portions of the visual field when the two eyes are simultaneously and rapidly exposed to targets containing dissimilar colors or borders.

binocular rivalry

The continuous alternation in the conscious perception of visual stimuli to the two eyes.
See also: rivalry
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In an ongoing binocular rivalry study, researchers put people into either a negative or positive state of mind by showing them disturbing or uplifting pictures, or asking them to remember a sad or happy experience.