Accession Number : AD0435444

Title :   THE EFFECT OF FACTOR LOADING ON THE RECOGNITION OF COMPLEX STIMULI,

Corporate Author : VERMONT UNIV BURLINGTON

Personal Author(s) : Warhurst,Frank ; Murdock,Bennet B. ,Jr.

Report Date : 01 MAY 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : With multi-dimensional stimuli the amount of information conveyed by each divension can vary. The purpose of the present experiment was to study such variation while holding the total information load per stimulus constant. Colored, cross-hatched forms were used in a recognition task, and the amount of information conveyed by each dimension (i.e., color, form, and crosshatching) was varied from one to four bits. The total information load was always seven bits. Accuracy of recognition was completely unaffected by factor loading; therefore, within the limits of this experiment, factor loading does not appear to be a critical variable in recognition accuracy. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PATTERN RECOGNITION, ACUITY), CODING, COLORS, STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY), DISPLAY SYSTEMS, PROBABILITY, ERRORS, REASONING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE