Object knowledge can exert on important influence on even the earliest stages of visual processing. This study demonstrates how a familiarity bias, acquired only briefly before testing, can affect the subsequent segmentation of an otherwise ambiguous figure-ground array, in favor of perceiving the familiar shape as figure. The behavioral data are then replicated using a biologically plausible neural network model that employs feedback connections to implement the demonstrated familiarity bias.
|Title of host publication||29th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci2007)|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of a Meeting held 1-4 August, 2007 in Nashville TN|
|Publisher||Curran Associates Inc.|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|