Cutting through the clutter: searching for targets in evolving complex scenes.

@article{Neider2011CuttingTT,
  title={Cutting through the clutter: searching for targets in evolving complex scenes.},
  author={Mark B. Neider and Gregory J. Zelinsky},
  journal={Journal of vision},
  year={2011},
  volume={11 14}
}
We evaluated the use of visual clutter as a surrogate measure of set size effects in visual search by comparing the effects of subjective clutter (determined by independent raters) and objective clutter (as quantified by edge count and feature congestion) using "evolving" scenes, ones that varied incrementally in clutter while maintaining their semantic continuity. Observers searched for a target building in rural, suburban, and urban city scenes created using the game SimCity. Stimuli were 30… CONTINUE READING