The Rivalry formed in the suburbs of Long Island, NY in the summer of 2005. The band was formed out of frustration with the state of rock music and the music industry itself. "Since Mike [Sadis] and I were 16 we had been in bands playing pop-punk and rock. After a while, we both started appreciating different kinds of music and it began finding its way into our writing," says lead-singer/guitarist Ryan Siegel. "We needed to start over and re-evaluate what we were trying to accomplish. We realized that 'mainstream rock' and constantly trying to write that 'hit song' wasn't working for us. We wanted to stir it up a bit." Ryan and Mike recruited drummer Billy Rymer and guitarist Keith Allen to complete the line-up. After only weeks of rehearsal, the band played its first show on Long Island and quickly left for its first U.S. tour with Alien Ant Farm the next day. "We were fortunate enough to know Mike [Cosgrove, drummer for AAF] from working with our last band, and he helped us out tremendously by giving us a chance to develop as a band while being on the road. It was hard at first, playing all-new material with 2 guys who we'd never played with before and who had never been on the road themselves before. The first few shows were rough, but that changed quickly," says Sadis. The band has already begun work on their first full length record, due out in early 2006. With Mike Cosgrove and Ryan Siegel at the production helm, the record will be no less than a serious rock record. "This is the record I've wanted to make since I started playing guitar. Billy, our drummer, is incredible and has already proven to be an unbelievable backbone for the band. Even if people don't like our music, they have to appreciate the musicianship of the band itself. There's something to be said for that," says Ryan. So if you're wondering how you can describe The Rivalry to your friends, the truth is you can't. Actually thats what every band says to make themselves sound "totally unique" so we'll help you out. Tell them you heard/saw a loud, high-energy, aggressive rock band with influences ranging from Jeff Buckley to Glassjaw, with the raw melodic style of The Police. Hey, at least we're honest.
He regarded binocular rivalry as a special case in which fusion is impossible, saying "the mind is inattentive to impressions made on one retina when it cannot combine the impressions on the two retinae together so as to occasion a perception resembling that of some external object" (p.
From the key-press records (Breese's were made on a kymograph drum), Breese was able to quantify rivalry in three ways: the number of periods of exclusive visibility of each stimulus (the rate of rivalry), the total duration of exclusive visibility of each stimulus, and the average duration of each period of rivalry.
Breese also discovered the phenomenon of monocular rivalry: if the two rival stimuli are optically superimposed to the same eye and one fixates on the stimuli, then alternations in the clarity of the two stimuli are seen.
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