More than meets the eye: the active selection of diagnostic information across spatial locations and scales during scene categorization

Malcolm, G. L. and Schyns, P. G. (2014) More than meets the eye: the active selection of diagnostic information across spatial locations and scales during scene categorization. In: Kveraga, K. and Bar, M. (eds.) Scene Vision: Making Sense of What We See. The MIT Press: Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England, pp. 27-44. ISBN 9780262027854 (doi:10.7551/mitpress/9780262027854.003.0002)

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Abstract

This chapter notes that scene categorization plays an integral role in one's ability to interact with the world in an appropriate manner. It points out that this process involves a task-driven selection of visual information by the viewer that complements the incoming feedforward information to create a bidirectional cycle. Results from different studies reveal that participants have the ability to sample high-spatial-frequency information, providing detailed object information just as quickly as low-spatial-frequency scene layout information.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Malcolm, Dr George and Schyns, Professor Philippe
Authors: Malcolm, G. L., and Schyns, P. G.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology
Publisher:The MIT Press
ISBN:9780262027854

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