Perception of objects in natural scenes: is it really attention free?

  title={Perception of objects in natural scenes: is it really attention free?},
  author={Karla K. Evans and Anne Treisman},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance},
  volume={31 6},
  • K. EvansA. Treisman
  • Published 1 December 2005
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance
Studies have suggested attention-free semantic processing of natural scenes in which concurrent tasks leave category detection unimpaired (e.g., F. Li, R. VanRullen, C. Koch, & P. Perona, 2002). Could this ability reflect detection of disjunctive feature sets rather than high-level binding? Participants detected an animal target in a rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP) sequence and then reported its identity and location. They frequently failed to identify or to localize targets that they… 

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