Spatial grouping determines temporal integration

Hermens, Frouke, Scharnowski, Frank and Herzog, Michael H. (2009) Spatial grouping determines temporal integration. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 35 (3). pp. 595-610. ISSN 0096-1523


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To make sense out of a continuously changing visual world, people need to integrate features across space and time. Despite more than a century of research, the mechanisms of features integration are still a matter of debate. To examine how temporal and spatial integration interact, the authors measured the amount of temporal fusion (a measure of temporal integration) for different spatial layouts. They found that spatial grouping by proximity and similarity can completely block temporal integration. Computer simulations with a simple neural network capture these findings very well, suggesting that the proposed spatial grouping operations may occur already at an early stage of visual information processing.

Keywords:feature fusion, spatial grouping
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C830 Experimental Psychology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
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Deposited On:30 Jan 2015 13:30

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