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1, 2, 3, Many—Perceptual Integration of Motif Repetitions

Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100, Israel
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Symmetry 2018, 10(11), 661; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym10110661
Received: 18 October 2018 / Revised: 12 November 2018 / Accepted: 20 November 2018 / Published: 21 November 2018
It is generally assumed that the initial integration of visual information is limited in its spatial extent. Of particular interest is the extent to which image symmetries are detected and integrated. Here we studied the spatial extent of visual integration in textures constructed from wallpaper symmetry groups. Using tools from statistical physics, we obtained images ranging from symmetric ones to completely random ones, whereas the textural elements were of the same quality. Results show that the psychometric curves for 3 × 3 motif repetitions are similar to those of images having more repetitions, whereas an equivalent physical scaling of the images does not alter the performance. View Full-Text
Keywords: order; visual texture; symmetry; phase transition order; visual texture; symmetry; phase transition
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Katkov, M.; Harris, H.; Sagi, D. 1, 2, 3, Many—Perceptual Integration of Motif Repetitions. Symmetry 2018, 10, 661.

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