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As we have seen, information about colour, form, motion, position, orientation and spatial frequency is all encoded early in visual processing. It is possible that Gestalt-type grouping mechanisms are also employed at an early stage. These operations may be referred to as feature analysis and will occur prior to any process of matching input against prototypes. However, distinguishing two objects is not solely a matter of listing their constituent features. This would not, for example, distinguish ‘K’ from ‘Y’ since both consist of a vertical bar, and two oblique, oppositely slanted bars.
These effects will be discussed further when we consider visual illusions in a later section. 4 Gestalt principles: (a) illustrates general grouping principles; (b) illustrates reversible figure; (c) illustrates Necker cube The best-known slogan of the Gestalt school is that ‘the whole is greater than the sum of the parts’. This implies that some vital extra ingredient, not present in the stimulus, is added by the observer in order to produce the best possible interpretation. 3, a simple line drawing to which most observers appear to add their own concept of a ‘face’.
In all cases subjects were cued visually to recall the letter from a particular position in the word or non-word or just the single letter. g. ‘D’ or ‘K’ to make ‘WORD’ or ‘WORK’). A 10 per cent improvement in performance accuracy was found if the letter was part of a word as compared to when it was a non-word or a single letter. Performance was about the same in the latter two cases. Subsequent experiments have also indicated an object superiority effect (Biedermann, 1977) for objects that form part of a coherent scene as compared with ones forming part of a jumbled scene.