Feature-placing and proto-objects
This paper contrasts three different schemes of reference relevant to understanding systems of perceptual representation: a location-based system dubbed "feature-placing", a system of "visual…
Mental Files: an Introduction
The notion of an object file is used in psychology to characterize visual representations of objects at an intermediate level between low level processing of sensory features and high level placement…
Visual cognition: a new look at the two-visual systems model
- Psychology, BiologyNeuropsychologia
Space and the Vision–Language Interface: A Model-Theoretic Approach
It is shown that this solution is consistent with general theories of cognition and may shed some (novel) light on the nature of the FLN/FLB distinction.
The Spatiotemporal Dimension of Singular Reference
- PhilosophySpatial Cognition
The point of the present paper is to reduce the proposal of conflating the Kantian view and the Relational view to the following claims: (1) Perceptual reference has as a precondition a sustained ability to track objects and proper exercises of that ability are enabled by processing information about spatiotemporal regularities.
The path of least persistence: Object status mediates visual updating
- PsychologyVision Research
Keeping track of objects while exploring a spatial layout with partial cues: Location-based and deictic direction-based strategies
A growing interdisciplinary literature has been concerned with object cognition and its relation to deictic/indexical reference mechanisms. This literature postulates that explanation of many…
The direct relational model of object perception
This text aims at presenting a general characterization of the act of perceiving a particular object, in a framework in which perception is conceived of as a mental and cognitive faculty having…
Things and Places: How the Mind Connects with the World
In Things and Places, Zenon Pylyshyn argues that the process of incrementally constructing perceptual representations, solving the binding problem (determining which properties go together), and,…
Object correspondence: Using perceived causality to infer how the visual system knows what went where
- Psychology, Computer ScienceAttention, perception & psychophysics
The object-file framework is suggested to be extended to reflect the importance of both feature and spatiotemporal information in establishing and maintaining episodic object representations, and the perception of causality in simple dynamic displays provides a means of inferring how object correspondence is resolved.
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Is vision continuous with cognition?: The case for cognitive impenetrability of visual perception
- PsychologyBehavioral and Brain Sciences
The paper discusses arguments from computer vision and psychology showing that vision is "intelligent" and involves elements of "problem solving" and examines a number of examples where instructions and "hints" are alleged to affect what is seen.
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Multiple parallel access in visual attention.
- PsychologyCanadian journal of experimental psychology = Revue canadienne de psychologie experimentale
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Infants’ Metaphysics: The Case of Numerical Identity
- PsychologyCognitive Psychology
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Integrating Information Across Saccadic Eye Movements
1. Address correspor\dence to Paul Bloom, Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721; e-mail: blooni@u. arizona.edu. 2. Not all object individuation is plausibly viewed as…
Searching through subsets: a test of the visual indexing hypothesis.
- PsychologySpatial vision
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