Human recovery of shape from profiles

Pollick, F. E. , Giblin, P. J., Rycroft, J. and Wilson, L. L. (1992) Human recovery of shape from profiles. Behaviormetrika, 19(1), pp. 65-79. (doi:10.2333/bhmk.19.65)

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Abstract

A single profile of a solid object contains much information about the shape of the object. Viewing the changing profiles of a moving object provides even greater information about the shape of the object. Few computational models of this process have been applied to the human ability to recover the shape and motion of solid objects from their changing profiles. We propose a theory that relates measurable quantities of changing two-dimensional (2-D) profiles to structural properties of three-dimensional (3-D) surfaces in motion. The relevance of this theory to human perception is shown by relating theoretical predictions to existing psychophysical results as well as additional demonstrations of human recovery of shape from profiles.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pollick, Professor Frank
Authors: Pollick, F. E., Giblin, P. J., Rycroft, J., and Wilson, L. L.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Psychology
Journal Name:Behaviormetrika
Publisher:Behaviormetric Society of Japan
ISSN:0385-7417
ISSN (Online):1349-6964

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