Accession Number : AD0695586

Title :   AN ANALYSIS OF HIERARCHICAL PROCESSING IN VISUAL PERCEPTION,

Corporate Author : LAKE FOREST COLL ILL DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Dick,A. O. ; Dick,S. O.

Report Date : 08 NOV 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Perception is viewed as a process in which attributes of a stimulus are analyzed in step-wise fashion. Two experiments were carried out in which the attributes of spatial location and identity were examined for two types of materials. The results indicate that identification of letters requires more stimulus energy than identification of lines. In turn, there were no differences between identification of lines, localization of lines or localization of letters. In general, these results support a hierarchical processing hypothesis. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VISUAL PERCEPTION, PSYCHOPHYSICS), STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY), NERVE CELLS, TEST METHODS, STUDENTS

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE