ERIC Number: EJ735274
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Visual Complexity: A Review
Donderi, Don C.
Psychological Bulletin, v132 n1 p73-97 Jan 2006
The idea of visual complexity, the history of its measurement, and its implications for behavior are reviewed, starting with structuralism and Gestalt psychology at the beginning of the 20th century and ending with visual complexity theory, perceptual learning theory, and neural circuit theory at the beginning of the 21st. Evidence is drawn from research on single forms, form and texture arrays and visual displays. Form complexity and form probability are shown to be linked through their reciprocal relationship in complexity theory, which is in turn shown to be consistent with recent developments in perceptual learning and neural circuit theory. Directions for further research are suggested.
Descriptors: Visual Perception, Learning Theories, History, Brain, Behavior, Psychology, Visual Stimuli, Behavioral Science Research
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