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Low-level correlations between object properties and viewpoint can cause viewpoint-dependent object recognition

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Viewpoint-dependent recognition performance of 3-D objects has often been taken as an indication of a viewpoint-dependent object representation. This viewpoint dependence is most often found using metrically manipulated objects. We aim to investigate whether instead these results can be explained by viewpoint and object property (e.g. curvature) information not being processed independently at a lower level, prior to object recognition itself. Multidimensional signal detection theory offers a useful framework, allowing us to model this as a low-level correlation between the internal noise distributions of viewpoint and object property dimensions.

In Experiment 1, we measured these correlations using both Yes/No and adjustment tasks. We found a good correspondence across tasks, but large individual differences. In Experiment 2, we compared these results to the viewpoint dependence of object recognition through a Yes/No categorization task. We found that viewpoint-independent object recognition could not be fully reached using our stimuli, and that the pattern of viewpoint dependence was strongly correlated with the low-level correlations we measured earlier. In part, however, the viewpoint was abstracted despite these correlations.

We conclude that low-level correlations do exist prior to object recognition, and can offer an explanation for some viewpoint effects on the discrimination of metrically manipulated 3-D objects.


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