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dc.contributor.author Forsythe, Alex
dc.contributor.author Mulhern, Gerry
dc.contributor.author Sawey, Martin
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-08T11:46:41Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-08T11:46:41Z
dc.date.issued 2008-02
dc.identifier.citation Forsythe , A , Mulhern , G & Sawey , M 2008 , ' Confounds in pictorial sets: The role of complexity and familiarity in basic-level picture processing ' Behavior Research Methods , vol 40 , no. 1 , pp. 116-129 . , 10.3758/BRM.40.1.116 en
dc.identifier.issn 1554-3528
dc.identifier.other PURE: 158013
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/6158
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/6158
dc.identifier.uri http://www.springer.com/psychology/cognitive+psychology/journal/13428 en
dc.description Forsythe, A. (2008) Confounds in pictorial sets. Behavior Research Methods 40 (1), 116-129 en
dc.description.abstract Complexity is conventionally defined as the level of detail or intricacy contained within a picture. The study of complexity has received relatively little attention—in part, because of the absence of an acceptable metric. Traditionally, normative ratings of complexity have been based on human judgments. However, this study demonstrates that published norms for visual complexity are biased. Familiarity and learning influence the subjective complexity scores for nonsense shapes, with a significant training × familiarity interaction [F(1,52) = 17.53, p < .05]. Several image-processing techniques were explored as alternative measures of picture and image complexity. A perimeter detection measure correlates strongly with human judgments of the complexity of line drawings of real-world objects and nonsense shapes and captures some of the processes important in judgments of subjective complexity, while removing the bias due to familiarity effects. en
dc.format.extent 14 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Behavior Research Methods en
dc.title Confounds in pictorial sets: The role of complexity and familiarity in basic-level picture processing en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/BRM.40.1.116
dc.contributor.institution Department of Psychology en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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