Directing spatial attention within an object: altering the functional equivalence of shape descriptions.

@article{Peterson1991DirectingSA,
  title={Directing spatial attention within an object: altering the functional equivalence of shape descriptions.},
  author={Mary A. Peterson and Bradley S. Gibson},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance},
  year={1991},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={170-82}
}
Three experiments extended the demonstrated effects of spatial attention to a new area, the perceptual organization of objects. We manipulated observers' fixation location, their spatial attention location, and their intentions to hold one alternative of a Necker cube that had been altered in one region to favor one of the alternative interpretations (the biased region) and measured reports about the perceived organization of the cube over 30-s trials. Regardless of fixation location, responses… CONTINUE READING