This common feature was apparently the shimmering caused by the binocular rivalry whenever participants were unable to bring two disparate field elements into stereo fusion.
The experiment reported here has shown that the binocular rivalry induced by stereo viewing of visual search fields led to faster and more accurate performance than did direct viewing.
Binocular rivalry and stereoscopic depth perception.
4 Correlation of disease severity with patients' results on the binocular rivalry test and with their attributional ratings of the images used in the test
In the patient group, the mean disease severity score at the time the binocular rivalry test was conducted (on the 1-7-point CGI-SI scale) was 4.
Previous studies have used the binocular rivalry paradigm to assess conscious and unconscious cognitive functioning in patients with mental disorders including schizophrenia, [6,7] but to our knowledge this is the first such study in children with schizophrenia.
Comparison of the results of the binocular rivalry test between patients and controls did not confirm our initial hypothesis but they did provide some support for the hypothesis.