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Searching for life motion signals: Visual search asymmetry in local but not global biological motion processing
Wang L.; Zhang K.; He S.; Jiang Y.; Jiang Y(蒋毅)
2010
Source PublicationPSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE
ISSN0956-7976
Volume21Issue:8Pages:1083-1089
AbstractThe visual search paradigm has been widely used to study the mechanisms underlying visual attention, and search asymmetry provides a source of insight into preattentive visual features. In the current study, we tested visual search with biologicalmotion stimuli that were spatially scrambled or that represented feet only and found that observers were more efficient in searching for an upright target among inverted distractors than in searching for an inverted target among upright distractors. This suggests that local biological-motion signals can act as a basic preattentive feature for the human visual system. The search asymmetry disappeared when the global configuration in biological motion was kept intact, which indicates that the attentional effects arising from biological features (e.g., local motion signals) and global novelty (e.g., inverted human figure) can interact and modulate visual search. Our findings provide strong evidence that local biological motion can be processed independently of global configuration and shed new light on the mechanisms of visual search asymmetry.
Keywordvisual search biological motion local global attention
Subject Area认知心理学
Indexed BySSCI
Language英语
Funding Project二室蒋毅课题组
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.psych.ac.cn/handle/311026/7299
Collection中国科学院心理研究所回溯数据库(1956-2010)
Corresponding AuthorJiang Y(蒋毅)
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Wang L.,Zhang K.,He S.,et al. Searching for life motion signals: Visual search asymmetry in local but not global biological motion processing[J]. PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE,2010,21(8):1083-1089.
APA Wang L.,Zhang K.,He S.,Jiang Y.,&蒋毅.(2010).Searching for life motion signals: Visual search asymmetry in local but not global biological motion processing.PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE,21(8),1083-1089.
MLA Wang L.,et al."Searching for life motion signals: Visual search asymmetry in local but not global biological motion processing".PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE 21.8(2010):1083-1089.
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