Analyzing perceptual Representations of complex, parametrically-defined shapes using MDS

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Abstract

In this study we show that humans are able to form a perceptual space from a complex, three-dimensional shape space that is highly congruent to the physical object space no matter if the participants explore the objects visually or haptically. The physical object space consists of complex, shell-shaped objects which were generated by varying three shape parameters. In several psychophysical experiments participants explored the objects either visually or haptically and performed similarity ratings. Multidimensional scaling (MDS) analyses showed high congruency of the visual and haptic perceptual space to the physical object space. Additionally, visual and haptic exploration resulted in very similar MDS maps providing evidence for one shared perceptual space underlying both modalities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHaptics
Subtitle of host publicationPerception, Devices and Scenarios - 6th International Conference, EuroHaptics 2008, Proceedings
Pages265-274
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event6th International Conference on Haptics: Perception, Devices and Scenarios, EuroHaptics 2008 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 2008 Jun 102008 Jun 13

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5024 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other6th International Conference on Haptics: Perception, Devices and Scenarios, EuroHaptics 2008
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period08/6/1008/6/13

Keywords

  • haptic perception
  • multidimensional scaling
  • psychophysics
  • similarity
  • visual perception

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Gaißert, N., Wallraven, C., & Bülthoff, H. H. (2008). Analyzing perceptual Representations of complex, parametrically-defined shapes using MDS. In Haptics: Perception, Devices and Scenarios - 6th International Conference, EuroHaptics 2008, Proceedings (pp. 265-274). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5024 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-69057-3_31