ERIC Number: EJ688570
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Holography Does Not Account for Goodness: A Critique of van der Helm and Leeuwenberg (1996)
Olivers, Christian N. L.; Chater, Nick; Watson, Derrick G.
Psychological Review, v111 n1 p242-260 Jan 2004
P. A. van der Helm and E. L. J. Leeuwenberg (1996; see record 1996-01780-002) outlined a holographic account of figural goodness of a perceptual stimulus. The theory is mathematically precise and can be applied to a broad spectrum of empirical data. The authors argue, however, that the account is inadequate on both theoretical and empirical grounds. The theoretical difficulties concern the internal consistency of the account and its reliance on unspecified auxiliary assumptions. The account also makes counterintuitive empirical predictions, which do not fit past data or the results of a series of new experimental studies.
Descriptors: Experimental Psychology, Visual Stimuli, Visual Perception, Photography, Cognitive Processes
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