Usage of spatial scales for the categorization of faces, objects, and scenes

Morrison, D.J. and Schyns, P.G. (2001) Usage of spatial scales for the categorization of faces, objects, and scenes. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 8(3), pp. 454-469. (doi:10.3758/BF03196180)

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Abstract

The role of spatial scales (or spatial frequencies) in the processing of faces, objects, and scenes has recently seen a surge of research activity. In this review, we will critically examine two main theories of scale usage. The fixed theory proposes that spatial scales are used in a fixed, perceptually determined order (coarse to fine). The flexible theory suggests instead that usage of spatial scales is flexible, depending on the requirements of visual information for the categorization task at hand. The implications of the theories are examined for face, object, and scene categorization, attention, perception, and representation.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Schyns, Professor Philippe
Authors: Morrison, D.J., and Schyns, P.G.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Psychology
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology
Journal Name:Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
Publisher:Springer-Verlag
ISSN:1069-9384
ISSN (Online):1531-5320

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