Perceptual animacy: visual search for chasing objects among distractors.

  title={Perceptual animacy: visual search for chasing objects among distractors.},
  author={Hauke S Meyerhoff and Stephan Schwan and Markus Huff},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance},
  volume={40 2},
Anthropomorphic interactions such as chasing are an important cue to perceptual animacy. A recent study showed that the detection of interacting (e.g., chasing) stimuli follows the regularities of a serial visual search. In the present set of experiments, we explore several variants of the chasing detection paradigm in order to investigate how human observers recognize chasing objects among distractors although there are no distinctive visual features attached to individual objects. Our results… CONTINUE READING
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