Visual information processing from the viewpoint of symbolic operations
Visual information processing at the symbolic level is examined from the point of view of conceptual operations implied in perception, representation and their cognitive components. Visual symbolic representation is considered as being carried by visual particular attributes of the scene independently of linguistic verbal representations. It is hypothetized that visual symbolic representations precede verbal linguistic competence acquisition that generalizes symbolic operations which in the development process occurred in the visual system. A distinction is made between visual mappings and significant-significate relationships carried by high level visual symbols.
Key WordsVisual Processing Mapping Lines Symbolic Representation Icons Visual Diagrams
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