It has long been observed that we sometime perceive complex scenes in blots, rocks, or clouds, but the phenomenon has attracted little scientific attention. We propose that a weak–or superstitious–match between a memory template and a sparse stimulus is responsible for such perceptions. We provide reverse-correlation evidence for this theory.
|Publication status||Published - 4 Aug 2001|
|Event||23rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society - Edinburgh, United Kingdom|
Duration: 1 Aug 2001 → 1 Aug 2001
|Conference||23rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society|
|Period||1/08/01 → 1/08/01|