Matthew X. Lowe

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Scenes are constructed from multiple visual features, yet previous research investigating scene processing has often focused on the contributions of single features in isolation. In the real world, features rarely exist independently of one another and likely converge to inform scene identity in unique ways. Here, we utilize fMRI and pattern classification(More)
Substantive evidence has demonstrated that scene-centered global image features influence the processing of objects embedded in complex visual scenes. Conversely, a growing body of work suggests that relevant object information may inherently influence diagnostic global scene statistics used in rapid scene categorization. Here, we investigate the potential(More)
Topographical disorientation (TD) is a neuropsychological condition characterized by an inability to find one's way, even in familiar environments. One common contributing cause of TD is landmark agnosia, a visual recognition impairment specific to scenes and landmarks. Although many cases of TD with landmark agnosia have been documented, little is known(More)
Given the limited resources of visual working memory, multiple items may be remembered as an averaged group or ensemble. As a result, local information may be ill-defined, but these ensemble representations provide accurate diagnostics of the natural world by combining gist information with item-level information held in visual working memory. Some(More)
Scenes are composed of multiple visual features, yet previous research investigating scene representation has often focused on the unique contributions of single features, such as spatial layout and texture. However, these features rarely exist in isolation. As texture can provide depth and contour information necessary for spatial perception, a dynamic and(More)
How and what we attend to is foundational in determining the content of our experience, thus differences in attention contribute significantly to how we perceive the world, learn, and develop. Personality also plays a role in constraining how we learn to perceive the world and it is conceivable that some facets of personality interact with visual attention;(More)
Multiple cortical regions are crucial for perceiving the visual world, yet the processes shaping representations in these regions are unclear. To address this issue, we must elucidate how perceptual features shape representations of the environment. Here, we explore how the weighting of different visual features affects neural representations of objects and(More)
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