Interobject spacing explains the attentional bias toward interacting objects.

@article{Meyerhoff2014InterobjectSE,
  title={Interobject spacing explains the attentional bias toward interacting objects.},
  author={Hauke S Meyerhoff and Stephan Schwan and Markus Huff},
  journal={Psychonomic bulletin & review},
  year={2014},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={412-7}
}
Spatio-temporal interactions between simple geometrical shapes typically elicit strong impressions of intentionality. Recent research has started to explore the link between attentional processes and the detection of interacting objects. Here, we asked whether visual attention is biased toward such interactions. We investigated probe discrimination performance in algorithmically generated animations that involved two chasing objects and two randomly moving objects. In Experiment 1, we observed… CONTINUE READING