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Visual feature integration theory: Past, present, and future

Quinlan, P.T. (2003) Visual feature integration theory: Past, present, and future. Psychological Bulletin, 129 (5). pp. 643-673. ISSN 0033-2909

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Visual feature integration theory was one of the most influential theories of visual information processing in the last quarter of the 20th century. This article provides an exposition of the theory and a review of the associated data. In the past much emphasis has been placed on how the theory explains performance in various visual search tasks. The relevant literature is discussed and alternative accounts are described. Amendments to the theory are also set out. Many other issues concerning internal processes and representations implicated by the theory are reviewed. The article closes with a synopsis of what has been learned from consideration of the theory, and it is concluded that some of the issues may remain intractable unless appropriate neuroscientific investigations are carried out.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Psychology (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2009 12:36
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2009 12:36
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0033-2909.129.5.643
Status: Published
Publisher: Apa American Psychological Association
Identification Number: 10.1037/0033-2909.129.5.643
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/7376

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