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Processing dominance of global and local information in visual patterns.

Authors
  • Luna, D
  • Merino, J M
  • Marcos-Ruiz, R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta psychologica
Publication Date
Mar 01, 1990
Volume
73
Issue
2
Pages
131–143
Identifiers
PMID: 2343769
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The processing dominance of global and local levels of visual patterns was studied using two tasks: speeded classification and identification. Stimuli were presented with spatial certainty and controlled eccentricity. The results with both procedures showed global advantage: RTs to global level were faster than those to local level. In the same way, the interference effect was bidirectional between the global and local levels, the amount of interference being larger from the global level to the local one than vice versa.

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