New paper in PLoS ONE

Last week I had a new paper out in PLoS ONE. It’s about how perceived contrast depends on the phase relationship across the eyes. We were inspired to do this work by another paper which seemed to show that there was no relationship between phase and perceived contrast. We investigated a wider range of phase and contrast conditions, and find a clear effect, which we explain using a computational model:

A figure from the paper

This is the first paper I’ve published in a PLoS journal. Although the review process for PLoS ONE is supposed to focus on methodological soundness, I found it comparable to other places I’ve published, like Journal of Vision, which is also open access. Given the recent highlighting of all the bad things about for-profit publishers, I think it’s important to support not-for-profit open-access journals like these. It also has a decent impact factor, which doesn’t hurt.

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