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Two objects or one? similarity rather than complexity determines objecthood when resolving dynamic input

Goodhew, Stephanie Catherine; Edwards, Mark; Boal, Hannah L.; Bell, Jason


The human brain is continuously confronted with dynamic visual input, and from this it must infer whether input belongs to a single versus multiple object identities across time. Object substitution masking (OSM), in which perception of a target stimulus is impaired by a temporally trailing 4-dot mask, reflects a failure to segment the target and mask as discrete objects. According to Bouvier and Treisman (2010), OSM only occurs for targets that require binding multiple separate features (e.g.,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-02
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance 41.1 (2015): 102-110
DOI: 10.1037/xhp0000022


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