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Perception of Faces, Objects, and ScenesAnalytic and Holistic Processes$
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Mary A. Peterson and Gillian Rhodes

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195313659

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313659.001.0001

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Image-Based Recognition of Biological Motion, Scenes, and Objects

Image-Based Recognition of Biological Motion, Scenes, and Objects

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(p.146) 6 Image-Based Recognition of Biological Motion, Scenes, and Objects
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Perception of Faces, Objects, and Scenes
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Isabelle Bülthoff

Heinrich H. Bülthoff

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313659.003.0007

This chapter summarizes evidence favoring the use of viewpoint-specific representations in the perception of moving objects (point-light walkers), moving faces, and moving scenes (i.e., scenes presented to viewers as if they were moving through them). It assumes that viewpoint-dependent representations are holistic, and that view-independent representations are analytic. It reviews several recognition experiments that support the use of image-based mechanisms for object recognition. The research also pushes the boundaries of classic object recognition to incorporate new territory. It reviews studies investigating the recognition of dynamic objects (biological motion), testing the recognition of scenes in virtual reality, and exploring the temporal aspect of object recognition.

Keywords:   object recognition, explicit tasks, implicit tasks, object representation, virtual reality, biological motion

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