Ensemble perception of colour

Maule, John and Franklin, Anna (2018) Ensemble perception of colour. In: MacDonald, Lindsay W, Biggam, Carole P and Paramei, Galina V (eds.) Progress in colour studies: cognition, language and beyond. John Benjamins, Amsterdam / Philadelphia, pp. 23-40. ISBN 9789027201041

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In order to rapidly get the gist of new scenes the brain must have mechanisms to process the large amount of visual information that enters the eye. Previous research has shown that observers can extract the average feature from briefly seen sets of multiple stimuli that vary along a certain dimension (e.g., size), a phenomenon called ensemble perception. This chapter summarizes the research that we have carried out investigating ensemble perception of hue. We have shown that observers can extract and estimate the mean hue of rapidly presented multi-colour ensembles. The ability to average hue may be driven by a subsampling mechanism (i.e. remembering just a few items), but results from autistic adults suggest that it can be modulated by local/global bias.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Research Centres and Groups: Cognitive Psychology Research Group
Subjects: Q Science > QZ Psychology
Depositing User: John Maule
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2019 09:50
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2019 09:50
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/81604
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