Thesis Defense: Ambiguous Statistics -- How a Statistical Encoding in the Periphery Affects Perception
Speaker: Alvin Raj, CSAIL, EECS
Date: Monday, September 24 2012
Time: 3:00PM to 4:00PM
Location: 32-G449 (Kiva)
Host: Ruth Rosenholtz, CSAIL, BCS
Contact: Alvin Raj, email@example.comRelevant URL:
Recent understanding in human vision suggests that the periphery compresses visual information to a set of summary statistics. Some visual information is robust to this lossy compression, but others like spatial location and phase are not perfectly represented, leading to ambiguous interpretations of the statistical representation. Using the statistical encoding, we can visualize the information available in the periphery to gain intuitions about user interface design, or more generally, whether the periphery encodes sufficient information to perform a task without additional eye movements.