Priming of Depth-Rotated Objects Depends on Attention and Part Changes

Thoma, Volker and Davidoff, Jules B.. 2006. Priming of Depth-Rotated Objects Depends on Attention and Part Changes. Experimental Psychology (formerly "Zeitschrift für Experimentelle Psychologie"), 53(1), pp. 31-47. ISSN 1618-3169 [Article]


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Three priming experiments investigated the role of attention and view changes when common objects were rotated in depth. Objects were shown in prime-probe trial pairs. Experiment 1 extended findings by Stankiewicz, Hummel, and Cooper (1998) showing that attended objects primed themselves in the same but not in a reflected view, whereas ignored objects only primed themselves in the same view. In Experiment 2, depth-rotations produced changes in the visible part structure between prime and probe view of an object. Priming after depth-rotation was more reduced for attended objects than for ignored objects. Experiment 3 showed that other depth rotations that did not change the perceived part structure revealed a priming pattern similar to that in Experiment 1, with equivalent reduction in priming for attended and ignored objects. These data indicate that recognition of attended objects is mediated by a part-based (analytic) representation together with a view-based (holistic) representation, whereas ignored images are recognized in a strictly view-dependent fashion.

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