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DATE

1967-11

AUTHORS

Norman H. Mackworth, Anthony J. Morandi

ABSTRACT

The visual fixations of 20 Ss viewing each of two pictures were measured. Each picture was later divided into 64 squares, and 20 other Ss judged their recognizability on a 10-point scale. Both measures gave high readings for unusual details and for unpredictable contours. Although they were judged to be highly recognizable, all the redundant (or predictable) contours received few fixations. Areas of mere texture scored low on both measures. The relations between fixation densities and estimated recognizability suggest that a scene may be divided into informative features and redundant regions. Not only do the eyes have to be aimed, they are usually aimed intelligently, even during the casual inspection of pictures. More... »

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547-552

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