Overlapping Partial Configurations in Object Memory: An Alternative Solution to Classic Problems in Perception and Recognition

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Abstract

This chapter summarizes research showing that object memories can exert an influence on figure assignment. It supposes that these object-memory effects arise from matches between partial configurations in object memory and portions of borders rather than whole continuous borders (or whole regions). The proposed partial configurations code boundary features and their spatial relationships; hence they code configural information conjunctively. It supposes that known objects are represented by a number of overlapping partial configurations within posterior regions of the ventral pathway. It also presents evidence suggesting that different portions of the continuous border of a region of uniform texture, color, and luminance can be matched to different object memories before figure assignment is completed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPerception of Faces, Objects, and Scenes: Analytic and Holistic Processes
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780199848058, 9780195313659
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StatePublished - Jun 22 2006

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Keywords

  • Configural information
  • Figure-ground perception
  • Gestalt psychology
  • Object-memory effects
  • Perceptual organization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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Overlapping Partial Configurations in Object Memory : An Alternative Solution to Classic Problems in Perception and Recognition. / Peterson, Mary A.

Perception of Faces, Objects, and Scenes: Analytic and Holistic Processes. Oxford University Press, 2006.

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Peterson, Mary A. / Overlapping Partial Configurations in Object Memory : An Alternative Solution to Classic Problems in Perception and Recognition. Perception of Faces, Objects, and Scenes: Analytic and Holistic Processes. Oxford University Press, 2006.
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