The effect of prolonged viewing on the recognition of global and local levels of hierarchically constructed patterns

Yuri Ninose, Jiro Gyoba

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Abstract

Two experiments were carried out to examine delays in the recognition of test patterns after prolonged (25 s) viewing of an adaptation pattern which was composed of either the same or different local components and global structures. In the case of geometric patterns that contained a few relatively large elements, there were significant delays of about 70 ms in the global decision task when the test and adaptation stimuli (TS and AS) were of the same pattern, or when they had the same structure but different components. In contrast, in the case of geometric patterns that were composed of many relatively small elements, such a figural relation between the AS and the TS did not affect the recognition speed of the TSs either in the global or in the local decision task. These results suggest that prolonged viewing reduces the efficiency of global processing and that such a disruptive effect occurs depending upon the number and the relative size of the elements that make up the whole pattern.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-242
Number of pages10
JournalActa Psychologica
Volume112
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Mar
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Disruptive effect
  • Hierarchical pattern
  • Part and whole
  • Pattern recognition
  • Prolonged viewing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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