This thesis investigates the critical factors involved in the integration of visual information into simple shapes. Using an array of different methodologies, strong evidence is found for the global processing of low-frequency radial frequency (RF) patterns, a family of well-controlled stimuli used to investigate shape coding. The thesis shows how to test for global processing of shapes and also found the first evidence for a common mechanism of processing motion-defined RF patterns and contour-defined RF patterns, showing an extraction of spatial form from the motion of a simple dot and concluding that some shapes are globally processed in human vision.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||3 Apr 2018|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2018|