Visual similarity effects in categorical search.

  title={Visual similarity effects in categorical search.},
  author={Robert G. Alexander and Gregory J. Zelinsky},
  journal={Journal of vision},
  volume={11 8}
We asked how visual similarity relationships affect search guidance to categorically defined targets (no visual preview). Experiment 1 used a web-based task to collect visual similarity rankings between two target categories, teddy bears and butterflies, and random-category objects, from which we created search displays in Experiment 2 having either high-similarity distractors, low-similarity distractors, or "mixed" displays with high-, medium-, and low-similarity distractors. Analysis of… CONTINUE READING