Accession Number : ADA215274

Title :   Stimulus Familiarity Determines Recognition Strategy for Novel 3-D Objects.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB

Personal Author(s) : Edelman, Shimon ; Bulthoss, Heinrich ; Weinshall, Daphna

Report Date : JUL 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Everyday objects are more readily recognized when seen from certain representative, or canonical, viewpoints than from other, random, viewpoints. We investigated the canonical views phenomenon for novel 3D objects. In particular, we looked for the effects of object complexity and familiarity on the variation of response times and error rates over different views of the object. Our main findings indicate that the responses times for different views become more uniform with practice, even though the subjects in our experiments received no feedback as to the correctness of their responses. In addition, the orderly dependency of the response time on the distance to a good view, characteristic of the canonical views phenomenon, disappears with practice. One possible interpretation of our results is in terms of a tradeoff between memory needed for storing specific-view representations of objects and time spent in recognizing the objects. Keywords: Visual perception; Image processing. (SDW)

Descriptors :   *TWO DIMENSIONAL, *VISUAL PERCEPTION, ERRORS, IMAGE PROCESSING, RATES, REACTION TIME, RECOGNITION, RESPONSE, STRATEGY, TRADE OFF ANALYSIS, VARIATIONS.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE