Visual Search: Experiments

Authored by: Alexander Toet , Piet Bijl

Encyclopedia of Optical and Photonic Engineering

Print publication date:  September  2015
Online publication date:  September  2015

Print ISBN: 9781439850978
eBook ISBN: 9781351247184
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Several factors are known to determine human visual search performance, such as the location of the target in the field of view, scene familiarity, and observer learning. This entry discusses a typical visual search experiment that involves static images of natural scenes containing military vehicles as search targets. It addresses the various factors that influence observer performance, and describes how the experiment was designed such that these factors can be disentangled.

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