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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Spatial arrangement in texture discrimination and texture segregation
Authors: Vancleef, Kathleen
Putzeys, Tom
Gheorghiu, Elena
Sassi, Michael
Machilsen, Bart
Wagemans, Johan
Contact Email: elena.gheorghiu@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: Jan-2013
Publisher: Pion
Citation: Vancleef K, Putzeys T, Gheorghiu E, Sassi M, Machilsen B & Wagemans J (2013) Spatial arrangement in texture discrimination and texture segregation, i-Perception, 4 (1), pp. 36-52.
Abstract: We investigated the role of spatial arrangement of texture elements in three psychophysical experiments on texture discrimination and texture segregation. In our stimuli, oriented Gabor elements formed an iso-oriented and a randomly oriented texture region. We manipulated (1) the orientation similarity in the iso-oriented region by adding orientation jitter to the orientation of each Gabor; (2) the spatial arrangement of the Gabors: quasi-random or regular; and (3) the shape of the edge between the two texture regions: straight or curved. In Experiment 1, participants discriminated an iso-oriented stimulus from a stimulus with only randomly oriented elements. Experiment 2 required texture segregation to judge the shape of the texture edge. Experiment 3 replicated Experiment 2 with Gabors of a smaller spatial extent in a denser arrangement. We found comparable performance levels with regular and quasi-random Gabor positions in the discrimination task but not in the segregation tasks. We conclude that spatial arrangement plays a role in a texture segregation task requiring shape discrimination of the texture edge but not in a texture discrimination task in which it is sufficient to discriminate an iso-oriented region from a completely random region.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/16031
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/i0515
Rights: Copyright is retained by the author(s) of this article. This open-access article is distributed under a Creative Commons Licence, which permits noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction, provided the original author(s) and source are credited and no alterations are made.
Affiliation: University of Leuven
University of Leuven
Psychology
University of Leuven
University of Leuven
University of Leuven

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