Project C7 combines psychophysics, eye tracking and EEG recordings to obtain a better grip on how scene context exerts influence on object categorization. We will test how different types of global and local scene information affect object processing, specifically semantic processing by use of object-scene inconsistencies. Global information will for example include manipulating a scene’s spatial frequencies, while local processing will involve testing the influence of so-called anchor objects on the categorization of objects. In addition to psychophysical assertions of object identification, we will measure eye movements during scene viewing as well as the neuronal basis of context effects by recording ERPs to gain more insights into the time course of scene context effects during object processing.
new project-related publications
Beitner, J., Helbig, J., Draschkow, D., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2021). Get your guidance going: Investigating the activation of spatial priors for efficient search in virtual reality. Brain Sciences
, 11, 44, 1-17.
Boettcher, S. E. P., Draschkow, D., Dienhart, E., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2018). Anchoring visual search in scene: Assessing the role of anchor objects on eye movements during visual search. Journal of
, 18(13), 11.
David, E., Beitner, J., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2020). Effects of Transient Loss of Vision on Head and Eye Movements during Visual Search in a Virtual Environment. Brain Sciences
, 10(11), 841.
Helbig, J., Draschkow, D., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2020). Search superiority: Goal-directed attentional allocation creates more reliable incidental identity and location memory than explicit encoding in naturalistic virtual environments. Cognition
, 196, 104147.
Lauer, T., Willenbockel, V., Maffongelli, L., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2020). The influence of scene and object orientation on the scene consistency effect. Behavioural Brain Research
Öhlschlager, S., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2020). Development of scene knowledge: Evidence from explicit and implicit scene knowledge measures. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
, 194, 104782.
Võ, M. L.-H. (2021). The Meaning and Structures of Scenes. Vision Research
, 181, 10-20.
Võ, M. L.-H., Boettcher, S. E., & Draschkow, D. (2019). Reading scenes: How scene grammar guides attention and aids perception in real-world environments. Current Opinion in Psychology
, 29, 205-210.
former project-related publications
Cornelissen, T. H. W., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2016). Stuck on semantics: Processing of irrelevant object-scene inconsistencies modulates ongoing gaze behavior. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics
, 79(1), 154-168.
Draschkow, D., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2016). Of “what” and “where” in a natural search task: Active object handling supports object location memory beyond the object’s identity. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics
. 78, 1574-1584.
Draschkow, D., Wolfe, J.M., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2014). Seek and you shall remember: Scene semantics interact with visual search to build better memories. Journal of Vision
, 14(8):10, 1–18.
Josephs, E. L., Draschkow, D., Wolfe, J. M., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2016). Gist in time: Scene semantics and structure enhance recall of searched objects. Acta Psychologica
, 169, 100–108.
Öhlschlager, S., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2016). SCEGRAM: An image database for semantic and syntactic inconsistencies in scenes. Behavior research methods
Võ , M. L. - H., & Wolfe, J. M. (2013a). Differential ERP Signatures Elicited by Semantic and Syntactic Processing in Scenes. Psychological Science
, 24(9), 1816–1823.
Võ M. L.-H., & Wolfe, J. M. (2015). The role of memory for visual search in scenes. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
. 1339, 72–81.
Võ, M. L.-H., & Wolfe, J. M. (2012). When does repeated search in scenes involve memory? Looking at versus looking for objects in scenes. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance
, 38(1), 23-41.
Võ, M. L.-H., & Wolfe, J. M. (2013b). The interplay of episodic and semantic memory in guiding repeated search in scenes. Cognition
, 126, 198–212.
Võ, M. L.-H., Aizenman, A. M. & Wolfe, J. M. (2016). You think you know where you looked? You better look again. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance
, Vol 42(10), 1477-1481.
Wolfe, J. M., Vo, M. L.-H., Evans, K., & Greene, M. R. (2011). Visual search in scenes involves selective and nonselective pathways. Trends in Cognitive Sciences
, 15(2), 77-84.