Visual attention models - object-based theory of visual attention

Atsuo Murata, Hirokazu Iwase

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Abstract

According to the object-based theory, visual attention can be divided within a single object more efficiently than between separate objects. In this paper, the object-based theory of visual attention was validated through a comparison with the spatially based view, suggesting that visual attention is directed to unparsed regions of space. In testing this theory, various perceptual judgements of location were given by subjects in response to objects. Among the variables in presentation were: the direction of the objects, the distance between two locations, the number of objects involved and the display condition (joined, congruent, incongruent, etc.). In other words, the single- and two-object displays were compared by investigating the effects of these experimental factors. As a result, the object-based theory of visual attention was found to be applicable to hexagons of equal convexity, but not applicable to the other forms within the range of this experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)II-60 - II-65
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event1999 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics 'Human Communication and Cybernetics' - Tokyo, Jpn
Duration: Oct 12 1999Oct 15 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture

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