Human Response to Visual Stimuli

  • Alastair G. Gale


The human response to a visual stimulus depends upon many factors, not the least of which is the particular task set the observer. At the simplest level we may be interested in the detection (is it present?) or identification (what is it?) of a stimulus which may be just a small spot of light. Alternatively we may be interested in a more complex problem such as the detection of a target in a large visual field containing many possible targets. An example of the latter is the detection of a particular type of military vehicle from satellite imagery.


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