Perceived complexity and the grouping effect in band patterns.

  title={Perceived complexity and the grouping effect in band patterns.},
  author={Lars Strother and Michael Kubovy},
  journal={Acta psychologica},
  volume={114 3},
Symmetry properties have been shown to determine the perceived complexity of certain patterns. We used a paired-comparison method to obtain judgments of relative complexity for a family of two-dimensional regular patterns called band patterns. Although the complexity of these patterns is well predicted by their symmetry properties we were unable to explain an interaction observed between two of these properties for our experimental patterns. We discuss the implications of our results for two… CONTINUE READING

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