Characteristics and models of human symmetry detection

  title={Characteristics and models of human symmetry detection},
  author={J. Wagemans},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  • J. Wagemans
  • Published 1997
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences
  • Symmetry is everywhere - in natural objects, from crystals to living organisms, in manufactured articles of many kinds, and in art works from all cultures. Symmetry is a salient visual property that is detected efficiently and rapidly by the human visual system. In this paper, several decades of experimental research on human symmetry detection are reviewed. By examining the effects of several factors on symmetry detection, this research has revealed some important characteristics of how humans… CONTINUE READING

    Figures and Topics from this paper.

    Explore Further: Topics Discussed in This Paper

    A feature–based model of symmetry detection
    • 40
    • PDF
    Symmetry perception
    • 18
    • PDF
    Symmetry impedes symmetry discrimination.
    • 19
    • PDF
    Higher-level mechanisms detect facial symmetry
    • 61
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    Symmetric Objects Become Special in Perception Because of Generic Computations in Neurons
    • 8
    • PDF
    Neural processes in symmetry perception: a parallel spatio-temporal model
    • T. Zhu
    • Medicine, Computer Science
    • 2013
    • 2
    Formation of visual “objects” in the early computation of spatial relations
    • 76
    • PDF


    Publications referenced by this paper.
    Detection of visual symmetries.
    • 299
    Force of symmetry in form perception.
    • 53
    • PDF
    Detection of bilateral symmetry using spatial filters.
    • 105
    • PDF
    Coordinate frame for symmetry detection and object recognition.
    • 116
    • PDF
    The Salience of Vertical Symmetry
    • 161