enantiomorph


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enantiomorph

[ə′nan·tē·ə‚mȯrf]
(chemistry)
One of an isomeric pair of either crystalline forms or chemical compounds whose molecules are nonsuperimposable mirror images. Also known as enantiomer; optical antipode; optical isomer.
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2000) point out that the difficulties in discriminating between mutually enantiomorphic patterns show that the perceptual encodement of a pattern must necessarily involve encodement of its enantiomorph; a discrimination error occurs whenever an observer responds to the enantiomorph as if it were the facsimile of the original pattern.
In the present task embedding is achieved, in spite of the clear delineation of the figure, by means of the fact that the figure together with its enantiomorph forms a symmetrical pattern.
Symmetrical patterns present a variety of perceptual problems (Wagemans, 1995), several of which indicate that the two enantiomorphs forming such figures are interdependent.
H2: That boys, more often than girls, will identify facsimiles rather than enantiomorphs as representing lamellae.
2) The derivative element of the encodement is the enantiomorph of the facsimile element.
The difference in the cogency of the two enantiomorphs is related to the orientation of the plane containing the lamellar stimulus with respect to the participant's fronto-parallel plane (Expt 2).
Further, if such a balance between enantiomorphs can indeed be used to encode the orientation of the stimulus then the stimulus's orientation can be encoded on a plane of the enantiomorphs.