A recent report suggests that amblyopes are deficient in processing local orientation at supra-threshold contrasts. To determine whether amblyopes are also poor at integrating local orientation signals, we assessed performance for an orientation integration task in which the orientations of static signals are integrated across space. Our results show that amblyopic visual systems can integrate local static oriented signals with the same level of efficiency as normal visual systems. Although internal noise was slightly elevated, there was no indication that fewer samples were used to achieve optimal performance. This finding suggests normal integration of local orientation signals in amblyopia. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2004|