Creating a framework for experimentally testing early visual processing: A response to Nurmoja, et al. (2012) On trait perception from pixelized faces





Faculty/Professorship: General Psychology and Methodology  
Author(s): Carbon, Claus-Christian  
Title of the Journal: Perceptual & motor skills
ISSN: 0031-5125
Corporate Body: Perceptual and Motor Skills
Publisher Information: Missoula, Mont.
Year of publication: 2013
Volume: 117
Issue: 1
Pages: 1-4
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.2466/24.22.PMS.117x12z8
URL: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.2466/24...
Abstract: 
Nurmoja, Eamets, Härma, and Bachmann (2012) revealed that
strongly pixelated pictures of faces still provide relevant cues for reliably assessing
the apparent (i.e., subjectively perceived) traits of the portrayed. The present article
responds to the paper by developing the outline of a framework for future research
to reveal certain steps in processing complex visual stimuli. This framework combines
the approach of degradation of the stimuli with the so-called microgenetic
approach of percepts based on presentation time limitations. The proposed combination
of a particular kind of stimulus manipulation and a specifi c experimental
procedure allows testing targeted assumptions concerning visual processing, not
only in the domain of face perception, but in all domains involving complex visual
stimuli, for example, art perception.
Type: Article
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/2253
Year of publication: 30. October 2013