Stimulus Familiarity Determines Recognition Strategy for Novel 3-D Objects

Unknown author (1989-07-01)

We describe a psychophysical investigation of the effects of object complexity and familiarity on the variation of recognition time and recognition accuracy over different views of novel 3D objects. Our findings indicate that with practice the response times for different views become more uniform and the initially orderly dependency of the response time on the distance to a "good" view disappears. One possible interpretation of our results is in terms of a tradeoff between memory needed for storing specific-view representations of objects and time spent in recognizing the objects.