August 2009
Volume 9, Issue 8
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Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting Abstract  |   August 2009
From illusory contours to faces: A first step in relating foundational characteristics of perceptual organization
Author Affiliations
  • Jennifer Bittner
    Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Michael Wenger
    Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Rebecca Von Der Heide
    Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Daniel Fitousi
    Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
Journal of Vision August 2009, Vol.9, 889. doi:10.1167/9.8.889
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      Jennifer Bittner, Michael Wenger, Rebecca Von Der Heide, Daniel Fitousi; From illusory contours to faces: A first step in relating foundational characteristics of perceptual organization. Journal of Vision 2009;9(8):889. doi: 10.1167/9.8.889.

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Abstract

Last year (Bittner et al., VSS 2007), we presented a series of experiments demonstrating that hierarchical forms containing illusory contours could produce dimensional consistency effects. These effects were accompanied by the presence of both perceptual and decisional influences evidenced by violations of perceptual and decisional separability. The current experiments extend this work in two ways. Experiment 1 is an analysis of the previous hierarchial forms with all physical dimensions present. These analyses allow for a comparision with the original results between the physical presence and absence of dimensions. Experiment 2 is a comparison of face-like and object-like hierarchical stimuli. These analyses start a progression of studies to bridge the fields of object and facial perception. Hypotheses in this work are that (a) perceptual organization relies as much or more at the level above physical similarity; (b) perceptual organization reflects both perceptual and decisional factors; and (c) perceptual organization of forms and faces reflect a common strategy.

Bittner, J. Wenger, M. Von Der Heide, R. Fitousi, D. (2009). From illusory contours to faces: A first step in relating foundational characteristics of perceptual organization [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 9(8):889, 889a, http://journalofvision.org/9/8/889/, doi:10.1167/9.8.889. [CrossRef]
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