Critical factors for global shape processing in human vision.

Robert John Green

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Badcock, David, Supervisor
  • Dickinson, Edwin, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date3 Apr 2018
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018

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