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dc.contributor.authorCorbett, Jennifer E.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-12T11:01:28Z
dc.date.available2018-04-12T11:01:28Z
dc.date.issued2017en_US
dc.identifier.issn0956-7976
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/37055
dc.description.abstractThe efficiency of averaging properties of sets without encoding redundant details is analogous to gestalt proposals that perception is parsimoniously organized as a function of recurrent order in the world. This similarity suggests that grouping and averaging are part of a broader set of strategies allowing the visual system to circumvent capacity limitations. To examine how gestalt grouping affects the manner in which information is averaged and remembered, I compared the error in observers’ adjustments of remembered sizes of individual circles in two different mean-size sets defined by similarity, proximity, connectedness, or a common region. Overall, errors were more similar within the same gestalt-defined groups than between different gestalt-defined groups, such that the remembered sizes of individual circles were biased toward the mean size of their respective gestalt-defined groups. These results imply that gestalt grouping facilitates perceptual averaging to minimize the error with which individual items are encoded, thereby optimizing the efficiency of visual short-term memory. © 2016, © The Author(s) 2016.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titlePsychological Scienceen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0956797616671524en_US
dc.subjectGestalt groupingen_US
dc.subjectOpen dataen_US
dc.subjectPerceptual averagingen_US
dc.subjectSummary statisticsen_US
dc.subjectVisual short-term memoryen_US
dc.titleThe whole warps the sum of its parts: gestalt-defined-group mean size biases memory for individual objectsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentInterdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience (NEUROSCIENCE)en_US
dc.departmentAysel Sabuncu Brain Research Center (BAM)en_US
dc.citation.spage12en_US
dc.citation.epage22en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber28en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber1en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0956797616671524en_US
dc.publisherSAGE Publications Inc.en_US
dc.contributor.bilkentauthorCorbett, Jennifer E.


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