Accession Number : AD0749372

Title :   Studies of the Visual Perception of Substance.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH BOSTON MASS

Personal Author(s) : Pickett,Ronald M.

Report Date : 14 AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The aim of the research was to study man's ability to sense substantive properties of objects and materials just by looking at them. The results from three areas of study give no evidence that the perceptual process involved in substantive analyses of optical designs is any different from the process involved in abstract analyses. Apparently only a crude analysis is performed sufficient to name the object or material. Visual abstraction of fine substantive information may require textured displays. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VISUAL PERCEPTION, IDENTIFICATION), GEOMETRIC FORMS, PATTERN RECOGNITION

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE