This chapter defines properties that depend upon the interrelations among component parts as "holistic". The component parts often refer to simple oriented lines. The discussion holds that the facial features (e.g., eyes, nose, and lips) in the face-perception literature are themselves holistic configurations. It points out that the "local first, holistic later" view is based on a logical analysis of how complex features are constructed from simple features. It argues that the logical structure of the stimulus does not necessarily predict the processing sequence. It summarizes evidence that configural/holistic properties like closure can be available early in the course of visual processing.
|Title of host publication||Perception of Faces, Objects, and Scenes|
|Subtitle of host publication||Analytic and Holistic Processes|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|State||Published - 22 Jun 2006|
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- Component parts
- Feature analysis
- Hierarchical stimuli
- Holistic primacy
- Visual processing
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychology (all)