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Generation of Conceptual Gists of Abstract Patterns

Beeckmans, John (2001) Generation of Conceptual Gists of Abstract Patterns. (Unpublished)

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A short study was made on the generation of conceptual gists of two abstract stimuli containing either 66 or 200 circles in a range of sizes arranged in symmetric patterns. Distributions of estimates the numerousness of the circles, made by groups of subjects following either 95 ms or 2 s exposures had realistic average values, and were comparable between groups, indicating that gists of the principal geometrical features of the stimuli were captured and consolidated into long-term memory on the basis of a single fixation. Implications of this finding for the controversy on the nature of the coding of images and for the minimalist vision hypothesis are discussed.

Item Type:Other
Keywords:perception, vision, gist, information, conceptual short-term memory, image.
Subjects:Psychology > Perceptual Cognitive Psychology
ID Code:1173
Deposited By:Beeckmans, John
Deposited On:02 Jan 2001
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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