On the Different Processing of Wholes and Parts: A Psychophysiological Analysis

  title={On the Different Processing of Wholes and Parts: A Psychophysiological Analysis},
  author={Shihui Han and Silu Fan and Lin Chen and Yan Zhuo},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
The global precedence hypothesis (Navon, 1977) assumes that the processing of the global level of a hierarchical pattern precedes that of the local level. To explore further the nature of global and local processing of compound stimuli, we recorded the event-related brain potentials (ERPs) associated with ident@ing the global and local levels of nonlinguistic compound stimuli in a selective attention task. Wile subjects' behavioral responses were similar to those observed by Navon (1977), the… CONTINUE READING

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