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dc.contributor.advisor Pomerantz, James R.
dc.creatorPortillo, Mary C.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T08:26:53Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T08:26:53Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/17908
dc.description.abstract A series of three experiments were designed to test for Emergent Features, which, in Gestalt psychology, are indicative of grouping. By using basic elements such as dots or lines and building EFs sequentially, while maintaining the original discrimination constant, it was possible to compare the strength of different EFs. Proximity, Orientation, Symmetry, Linearity, Surroundedness, Inside/Outside relationship, Collinearity, Parallelism, Inflection Point and Closure were tested. A Configural Superiority Effect (CSE, where the RT in a composite condition is shorter than the RT in a singleton condition) was diagnostic of the presence of an EF in an Odd Quadrant task. Proximity, Orientation, Linearity, Inside/Outside and Collinearity produced CSEs and thus behave as basic in human vision. Mixed results were obtained for Symmetry and Parallelism. Further, Inflection Point and Closure were only suggested in the stimuli, so they cannot be ruled out as EFs.
dc.format.extent 69 p.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectCognitive psychology
dc.title The search for emergent features in vision: Looking at configural superiority effects with the odd-quadrant task
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Psychology
thesis.degree.discipline Social Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
dc.identifier.citation Portillo, Mary C.. "The search for emergent features in vision: Looking at configural superiority effects with the odd-quadrant task." (2006) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/17908.


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