Sensitivity to Reflection and Translation is Modulated by Objectness

  title={Sensitivity to Reflection and Translation is Modulated by Objectness},
  author={M. Bertamini},
  pages={27 - 40}
  • M. Bertamini
  • Published 2010
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Perception
  • The salience of a transformation between a pair of contours depends on the type of transformation (eg a reflection or a translation) and also on figure – ground organisation. Reflection is most salient when both contours belong to the same surface, and translation is most salient when they do not connect a surface. These findings are based on reaction time (RT). Here I replicate and extend them by measuring both RT and sensitivity. The figure – ground relations were changed unambiguously by… CONTINUE READING
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