An autocorrelation theory of visual form detection: A computer experiment and a computer model

  • William R. Uttal
Session II Address


A theoretical model is described for the effect of the organizational properties of dotted visual forms on visual form detection. The model assumes that a human observer functions more as an organization detector than as a feature detector. It is supported by a wide variety of experimental studies of human perception.


Autocorrelation Stimulus Pattern Psychophysical Experiment Psychophysical Data Autocorrelation Model 
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  1. Uttal, W. R.An autocorrelation theory of visual form detection. Hillsdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1975. (Distributed by the Halsted Press of Wiley.)Google Scholar

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© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • William R. Uttal
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  1. 1.The University of MichiganAnn Arbor

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