[visionlist] Highly cited publications on vision in which authors were also subjects?

Olivia Carter ocarter at unimelb.edu.au
Fri May 29 18:31:14 -04 2020

Colleagues and I just published a paper in JCN in memory of the late Jack Pettigrew reviewing evidence of perceptual rivalry across animal species.  Amongst the more recognised contributions of Jack’s work to the field we highlighted a few of his lesser known contributions, such as this amazing detail provided in the discussion section of Pettigrew, J. D. (2005). Laughter abolishes binocular rivalry. Clin Exp Optom, 88(1), 39-45.

.. …It was noted that the effects of laughter on rivalry can also be “interrupted by the laughter-like sudden shift in motivation associated with orgasm (JD Pettigrew, unpublished observation).”

Not highly cited but remarkable in so many ways.

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Date: Friday, 29 May 2020 at 11:55 pm
To: Kenneth Knoblauch <ken.knoblauch at inserm.fr>
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Subject: Re: [visionlist] Highly cited publications on vision in which authors were also subjects?


Glad you called attention, however gingerly, to Brindley’s (in)famous auto demonstration at a meeting of the Urodynamics Society. Yes,
Brindley made really, really important contributions to vision science, including his book "Physiology of the Retina and Visual Pathway.” And his pioneering work on visual prostheses.

But Brindley is better known outside vision science for the demonstration you alluded to, and for the 1983 published follow-up:
Cavernosal Alpha-Blockade: A New Technique for Investigating and Treating Erectile Impotence British Journal of Psychiatry


On May 29, 2020, at 12:05 AM, Kenneth Knoblauch <ken.knoblauch at inserm.fr<mailto:ken.knoblauch at inserm.fr>> wrote:

Let!’s not forget the long list of experiments that cross the border of self-abuse by G.S. Brindley.

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On 29 May 2020, at 01:28, Jonathan A Winawer <jonathan.winawer at nyu.edu<mailto:jonathan.winawer at nyu.edu>> wrote:
Maxwell, J. Clerk. “On the Theory of Compound Colours, and the Relations of the Colours of the Spectrum.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, vol. 150, 1860, pp. 57–84. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/108759<https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://www.jstor.org/stable/108759__;!!DaRZpAeNFA!N-diNdZ5C1G4Ch0dAoaLn6JX2F060u-vPsBwBAKET8-C098LT-DL-lD4GyQB7MwSUw$>. Accessed 28 May 2020.

This paper describes the color matching functions for two observers, J and K. J is the author, James Clerk Maxwell. K is apparently his wife Katherine.

Despite the small n, the biased sample, and the lack of pre-registration and p-values, the results have held up fairly well.


On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 10:13 AM Gabriel Diaz <gabriel.jacob.diaz at gmail.com<mailto:gabriel.jacob.diaz at gmail.com>> wrote:
Dear vision community,

In response to a recent proposal to my IRB, I have received a request to provide examples of manuscripts in which the PI is also the subject in the manuscript.  I am hoping that some of you may be able to help me track some down. The more impactful the better, whether that be indicated by citation count, recognition of the publication venue, or any other metric, as long as it will be evident to a non-expert.

Extra points if the study involves some element of motor behavior / perception & action.

Thanks in advance,
- gD
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