1 October 1990 Shape perception and low-dimension fractal boundary contours
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Abstract
We have identified a class of stimuli which seem to tap into the basic human ability to identify and name shapes. Using computer-generated stimuli, we found that patterns with low fractal dimension contours evoked the perception of namable objects, and that this proportion is increased when a preattentive criterion for examining the patterns is used. Furthermore, this result holds whether the patterns are filled in shapes (e.g., cloud patterns) or simple edge contours.
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Bernice E. Rogowitz, Bernice E. Rogowitz, R. Voss, R. Voss, "Shape perception and low-dimension fractal boundary contours", Proc. SPIE 1249, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging: Models, Methods, and Applications, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19691; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.19691
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