Perceptual organization and attention

@article{Mack1992PerceptualOA,
  title={Perceptual organization and attention},
  author={Arien Mack and Benyu Tang and Regina Tuma and Steven Kahn and Irvin Rock},
  journal={Cognitive Psychology},
  year={1992},
  volume={24},
  pages={475-501}
}

Perception without attention: evidence of grouping under conditions of inattention.

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The results suggest that Gestalt grouping does occur without attention but that the patterns thus formed may not be encoded in memory without attention.

Visual selective attention: a theoretical analysis.

Object-based visual selective attention and perceptual organization

The results suggest that uniform connectedness plays an important role in defining the entities available for attention selection and the influence of bottomup factors and top-down factors on the selection process is suggested.

Grouping does not require attention

The results reinforce the idea that, although grouping outside the focus of attention cannot be the object of overt report, grouping processes can occur without attention.

Visual attention and the apprehension of spatial relations: The case of depth

Testing the hypothesis that depth relations might be different in this regard and might support efficient visual search found no evidence was found to indicate that search for a target defined by depth relations is any different than search for one defined by other types of spatial relations, with regard to efficiency of search.

Formation of visual “objects” in the early computation of spatial relations

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A study of the spatial factors and time-course of the development of objects over the course of the first few hundred milliseconds of visual processing to report a vivid picture of the chronology of object formation.

Perceptual grouping and attention: Not all groupings are equal

Grouping under inattention is examined using Driver, Davis, Russell, Turatto, & Freeman’s (2001) method to suggest that grouping is a multiplicity of processes that vary in their attentional demands.

Perceptual objects capture attention

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