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Visual perception of smoothly curved surfaces from double-projected contour patterns.
J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform. 1990 Aug; 16(3):665-74.JE

Abstract

This research was designed to examine how human observers are able to perceive the 3-dimensional structure of smoothly curved surfaces from projected patterns of surface contours. Displays were generated by using a method of double projection that made it possible to cover a surface with a wide range of contour patterns of varying geometric structure and to eliminate systematic variations of image shading. The compelling impression of 3-dimensional form from these patterns provides strong evidence that the ability of observers to perceptually interpret surface contours is considerably less restrictive than would be reasonable to expect on the basis of existing computational models. Results suggest that the perceptual analysis of surface contours is able to exploit statistical regularities of contour structure over appropriately large regions of visual space.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 02254-9110.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

2144579

Citation

Todd, J T., and F D. Reichel. "Visual Perception of Smoothly Curved Surfaces From Double-projected Contour Patterns." Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception and Performance, vol. 16, no. 3, 1990, pp. 665-74.
Todd JT, Reichel FD. Visual perception of smoothly curved surfaces from double-projected contour patterns. J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform. 1990;16(3):665-74.
Todd, J. T., & Reichel, F. D. (1990). Visual perception of smoothly curved surfaces from double-projected contour patterns. Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception and Performance, 16(3), 665-74.
Todd JT, Reichel FD. Visual Perception of Smoothly Curved Surfaces From Double-projected Contour Patterns. J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform. 1990;16(3):665-74. PubMed PMID: 2144579.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Visual perception of smoothly curved surfaces from double-projected contour patterns. AU - Todd,J T, AU - Reichel,F D, PY - 1990/8/1/pubmed PY - 1990/8/1/medline PY - 1990/8/1/entrez SP - 665 EP - 74 JF - Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance JO - J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform VL - 16 IS - 3 N2 - This research was designed to examine how human observers are able to perceive the 3-dimensional structure of smoothly curved surfaces from projected patterns of surface contours. Displays were generated by using a method of double projection that made it possible to cover a surface with a wide range of contour patterns of varying geometric structure and to eliminate systematic variations of image shading. The compelling impression of 3-dimensional form from these patterns provides strong evidence that the ability of observers to perceptually interpret surface contours is considerably less restrictive than would be reasonable to expect on the basis of existing computational models. Results suggest that the perceptual analysis of surface contours is able to exploit statistical regularities of contour structure over appropriately large regions of visual space. SN - 0096-1523 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/2144579/Visual_perception_of_smoothly_curved_surfaces_from_double_projected_contour_patterns_ L2 - http://content.apa.org/journals/xhp/16/3/665 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -