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A century of Gestalt psychology in visual perception: I. Perceptual grouping and figure-ground organization.
In 1912, Max Wertheimer published his paper on phi motion, widely recognized as the start of Gestalt psychology. Because of its continued relevance in modern psychology, this centennial anniversary… Expand
Probability matching and the formation of conservative decision rules in a numerical analog of signal detection.
On the pleasures of the mind.
- M. Kubovy
Preprint of Chapter in D. Kahneman, E. Diener, and N. Schwarz (Eds.), Well-being: The Foundations of Hedonic Psychology New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1999. THE PRINTED VERSION WILL DIFFER… Expand
Auditory and visual objects
Notions of objecthood have traditionally been cast in visuocentric terminology. As a result, theories of auditory and cross-modal perception have focused more on the differences between modalities… Expand
On the Lawfulness of Grouping by Proximity
The visual system groups close things together. Previous studies of grouping by proximity have failed to measure grouping strength or to assess the effect of configuration. We do both. We reanalyze… Expand
Grouping by Proximity and Multistability in Dot Lattices: A Quantitative Gestalt Theory
Gestalt phenomena have long resisted quantification In the spirit of Gestalt field theory, we propose a theory that predicts the probability of grouping by proximity in the six kinds of dot lattices… Expand
The Psychology of Perspective and Renaissance Art.
Michael Kubovy, an experimental psychologist, recounts the lively history of the invention of perspective in the fifteenth century, and shows how, as soon as the invention spread, it was used to… Expand
Detection of symmetry and perceptual organization: the way a lock-and-key process works.
We studied the speed with which observers could detect symmetry in drawings that incorporated symmetric contours--related by reflection or translation--within single objects or across different objects. Expand
Stability and change in perception: spatial organization in temporal context
Perceptual multistability has often been explained using the concepts of adaptation and hysteresis. In this paper we show that effects that would typically be accounted for by adaptation and… Expand
The effects of payoffs and prior probabilities on indices of performance and cutoff location in recognition memory
We compared the effects of payoffs and prior probability levels on indices of performance and cutoff location in recognition memory. The performance indices considered were d’ from signal-detection… Expand