Visual Information Processing

Visual Information Processing

Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Carnegie Symposium on Cognition, Held at the Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 19, 1972

1st Edition - January 1, 1973

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  • Editor: William G. Chase
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483260877

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Visual Information Processing documents the Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Carnegie Symposium on Cognition, held at the Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on May 19, 1972. This book compiles papers on the results from ongoing, programmatic research projects that aim to develop information processing models of cognition. The role of visual processes in cognition and language comprehension and explicit computer simulation of the memory-scanning task are discussed in detail. Other topics include the chronometrie studies of the rotation of mental images; function of visual imagery in elementary mathematics; and semantic prerequisites for comprehension. The production system for counting, subitizing, and adding; visual processes in linguistic comprehension; and models of control structures are also deliberated. This publication is a good source for students and researchers interested in images.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Part I. Visual Processes in Cognition

    Chapter 1. Quantification Processes

    Quantification Operators

    Experiment I

    Experiment II

    Experiment III

    Quantification Models

    Summary and Conclusion

    Chapter 2. Coordination of Internal Codes


    Search of Active Memory

    Rehearsal and Translation

    Visual and Kinesthetic (Haptic) Codes


    Chapter 3. Chronometrie Studies of the Rotation of Mental Images

    Introduction and Background

    Review of Preceding Reaction-Time Studies of Mental Rotation

    Experiment I: Determination of the Times Required to Prepare for and to Respond to a Rotated Stimulus

    Experiment II: Demonstration of a Correspondence between an Imagined and an Actual Rotation


    Chapter 4. On the Function of Visual Imagery in Elementary Mathematics

    Study 1

    Study 2

    Study 3

    Study 4

    Studies 5 and 6

    Study 7

    Study 8


    Chapters 5. The Mind's Eye in Chess

    Experiments on Chess Perception

    An Information Processing Theory

    Further Experiments on Chess Skill

    Cognitive Processes in Chess


    Chapter 6. You Can't Play 20 Questions with Nature and Win: Projective Comments on the Papers of this Symposium





    Part II. Visual Processes in Linguistic Comprehension

    Chapter 7. On the Meeting of Semantics and Perception

    Three Hypotheses




    Spatial Adjectives

    Concluding Remarks

    Chapter 8. Considerations of Some Problems of Comprehension

    Comprehension as a Process of Creating Semantic Products

    Semantic Prerequisites for Comprehension

    Alternative Contexts

    Towards a Schematic Characterization of the Problem of Comprehension

    Concluding Comments

    Chapter 9. Discussion of the Papers by Bransford and Johnson; and Clark, Carpenter, and Just: Language and Cognition

    Clark, Carpenter, and Just

    Bransford and Johnson

    Cognitive Strategies

    Part III. Information Processing Models

    Chapter 10. Production Systems: Models of Control Structures

    PSG: A Particular Production System

    The Sternberg Paradigm

    The Decoding Hypothesis

    Applications of the Theory


    Chapter 11. A Production System for Counting, Subitizing, and Adding

    Productions Systems: A Theory and Language for Process Models





    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 572
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1973
  • Published: January 1, 1973
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483260877

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William G. Chase

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