Physical determinants of the judged complexity of shapes.

@article{ATTNEAVE1957PhysicalDO,
  title={Physical determinants of the judged complexity of shapes.},
  author={F ATTNEAVE},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology},
  year={1957},
  volume={53 4},
  pages={
          221-7
        }
}
  • F ATTNEAVE
  • Published 1957 in Journal of experimental psychology
Many psychological tasks vary in difficulty with the complexity of the stimulus objects involved. Complex visual objects are not only harder to reproduce from memory than simple ones (4, 6), but also harder to learn by name (4, 7) and to match (11). Complexity is an ill-defined variable, however. No two of the experiments referenced above employ exactly the same operations of physical measurement , and an essential communality between them is not easy to specify in objective terms. In the study… CONTINUE READING
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