Abstract: This article presents and tests the authors' integration hypothesis of global/local processing, which proposes that at early stages of processing, the identities of global and local units of a hierarchical stimulus are represented separately from information about their respective levels and that, therefore, identity and level information have to be integrated at later stages. It further states that the cerebral hemispheres differ in their capacities for these binding processes. Three experiments are reported in which the integration hypothesis was tested. Participants had to identify a letter at a prespecified level with the viewing duration restricted by a mask. False reporting of the letter at the nontarget level was predicted to occur more often when the integration of identity and level could fail. This was the case. Moreover, visual-field effects occurred, as expected. Finally, a multinomial model was constructed and fitted to the data. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved) (from the journal abstract)
Keywords: global processing; local processing; hemispheric differences; theories; cognitive processes; Interhemispheric Interaction; Lateral Dominance; Perceptual Localization
Notes: 0096-1523Accession Number: 2005-06735-009. First Author & Affiliation: HÃRbner, Ronald; Department of Psychology, UniversitÃ¬t Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany. Other Journal Title: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. Release Date: 20050627. Publication Type: Journal (0100) Peer Reviewed Journal (0110). Media Covered: Electronic. Media Available: Electronic; Print. Document Type: Journal Article. Language: English. Major Descriptor: Cognitive Processes; Interhemispheric Interaction; Lateral Dominance; Perceptual Localization. Minor Descriptor: Theories. Classification: Cognitive Processes (2340) Neuropsychology & Neurology (2520) . Population: Human (10) Male (30) Female (40) . Location: Germany. Age Group: Adulthood (18 yrs & older) (300) . Methodology: Empirical Study; Quantitative Study. References Available: Y.