Visual Perception—a matter of “filling in” the gaps

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Abstract

This presentation discusses how perception of pictures, of foremost faces, might be processed in the brain. Research in cognitive psychology suggests that pictures of faces are processed in to some extent specific areas of the brain (fusiform gyrus), than those showing other objects. Pictures of faces seem to be perceived in a holistic way, that is, dealt with in parallel (several features are processed at the same time). May ordinary pictures of faces, which are processed holistically (as Gestalt) also be said to be typical for iconic perception, in contrast to perception of index? We therefore also put the question: do we perceive so called Mooney-pictures of faces (which are flat and have only two intensity levels) in serial, and may we identify the process with perception of indexical signs? We will seek some tentative answers to those questions by relating to contemporary research in cognition and visual perception.

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  • Languages and Literature

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  • icons, index., face recognition, visual perception, cognitive semiotics
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings: Towards Cognitive Semiotics, Seventh Conference of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies, 6–8 May, 2011,Lund
EditorsGöran Sonesson
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2012
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventTowards Cognitive Semiotics, Seventh Conference of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies, 6–8 May, Lund - Lund, Sweden
Duration: 2011 May 62011 May 8

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ConferenceTowards Cognitive Semiotics, Seventh Conference of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies, 6–8 May, Lund
CountrySweden
Period2011/05/062011/05/08

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