Making sense of real-world scenes

Malcolm, George L. ORCID:, Groen, Iris I. A. and Baker, Chris I. (2016) Making sense of real-world scenes. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 20 (11). 843–856. ISSN 1364-6613

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To interact with the world, we have to make sense of the continuous sensory input conveying information about our environment. A recent surge of studies has investigated the processes enabling scene understanding, using increasingly complex stimuli and sophisticated analyses to highlight the visual features and brain regions involved. However, there are two major challenges to producing a comprehensive framework for scene understanding. First, scene perception is highly dynamic, subserving multiple behavioral goals. Second, a multitude of different visual properties co-occur across scenes and may be correlated or independent. We synthesize the recent literature and argue that for a complete view of scene understanding, it is necessary to account for both differing observer goals and the contribution of diverse scene properties.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Psychology
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Cognition, Action and Perception
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Developmental Science
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2016 00:52
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 01:31
DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2016.09.003


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