Visually-based sensations: from perception to the "wow Factor"

F.L van Nes

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Abstract

Unusual visual phenomena are used to study perception and the following stages, characterized by: aesthetic appreciation and judgment; contributions from cognitive and emotional factors - and a combined cognitive judgment, wonder and a strong positive emotion, colloquially known as 'the wow factor'. Examples of the latter are impressions of 'super depth' and 'super sharpness'; they may occur after cataract operations but also may follow less dramatic visual events. The research methods used are personal observation with introspection, and interviews. An important feature of many unusual visual phenomena is their temporariness, with, however, often the possibility to re-evoke them. Explanations to a certain extent may be found in Bayesian reweighting of perceptual criteria and also in neuroscience, in particular neuroaesthetics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman vision and electronic imaging (HVEI) 2016
EditorsB.E. Rogowitz, T.N. Pappas, H. de Ridder
PublisherSociety for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T)
Pages1-8
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2016
Event2016 IS&T International Symposium on Electronic Imaging (EI 2016), 14-18 February 2016, San Francisco, California - Hilton San Francisco, Union Square, San Francisco, California, United States
Duration: 14 Feb 201618 Feb 2016

Publication series

NameElectronic Imaging
VolumeHuman Vision and Electronic Imaging 2016
ISSN (Print)2470-1173

Conference

Conference2016 IS&T International Symposium on Electronic Imaging (EI 2016), 14-18 February 2016, San Francisco, California
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, California
Period14/02/1618/02/16

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