Accession Number : AD1042166

Title :   Do People Take Stimulus Correlations into Account in Visual Search (Open Source)

Descriptive Note : Journal Article

Corporate Author : HOUSTON UNIV TX HOUSTON United States

Personal Author(s) : Bhardwaj,Manisha ; Van den Berg,Ronald ; Ma,Wei Ji ; Josic,Kresimir

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Report Date : 10 Mar 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : In laboratory visual search experiments, distractors are often statistically independent of each other. However, stimuli in more naturalistic settings are often correlated and rarely independent. Here, we examine whether human observers take stimulus correlations into account in orientation target detection. We find that they do, although probably not optimally. In particular, it seems that low distractor correlations are overestimated. Our results might contribute to bridging the gap between artificial and natural visual search tasks.

Descriptors :   maximum likelihood estimation , target detection , random variables , probabilistic models , false alarms , Covariance , decision making , normal distribution , visual perception , DATA VISUALIZATION , MENTAL PROCESSES , experimental design , BIOFEEDBACK , Luminance , correlation

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE