The importance of information localization in scene gist recognition

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dc.contributor.author Loschky, Lester C.
dc.contributor.author Sethi, Amit
dc.contributor.author Simons, Daniel J.
dc.contributor.author Pydimarri, Tejaswi N.
dc.contributor.author Ochs, Daniel
dc.contributor.author Corbeille, Jeremy L.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-01T18:30:56Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-01T18:30:56Z
dc.date.issued 2010-03-01T18:30:56Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/2753
dc.description.abstract People can recognize the meaning or gist of a scene from a single glance, and a few recent studies have begun to examine the sorts of information that contribute to scene gist recognition. We used visual masking coupled with image manipulations (randomizing phase while maintaining the Fourier amplitude spectrum (RISE: Sadr & Sinha, 2004)) to explore whether and when unlocalized Fourier amplitude information contributes to gist perception. In four experiments, we found that differences between scene categories in the Fourier amplitude spectrum are insufficient for gist recognition or gist masking. While the global 1/f spatial frequency amplitude spectra of scenes plays a role in gist masking, local phase information is necessary for gist recognition, and for the strongest gist masking. Moreover, the ability to recognize the gist of a target image was influenced by mask recognizability, suggesting that conceptual masking occurs even at the earliest stages of scene processing. en_US
dc.relation.uri http://www.apa.org en_US
dc.subject Scene perception en_US
dc.subject Scene gist en_US
dc.subject Scene recognition en_US
dc.subject Scene categorization en_US
dc.subject Visual masking en_US
dc.subject Spatial masking en_US
dc.title The importance of information localization in scene gist recognition en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US
dc.date.published 2007 en_US
dc.citation.doi 10.1037/0096-1523.33.6.1431 en_US
dc.citation.epage 1450 en_US
dc.citation.issn 0096-1523 en_US
dc.citation.issue 6 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance en
dc.citation.spage 1431 en_US
dc.citation.volume 33 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid loschky en_US

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