Individual differences in the perception of fractal curves

J. Geake, G. Landini

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This study was prompted by the application of fractal geometry to histopathology, where diagnostic reliability can be limited by intra- and inter-observer variance of fractal image classification. The study was conducted in two stages. First, some of the characteristics of individual differences in human discriminability of complex fractal contours were measured. Second, the extent to which such individual perceptual differences are related to individual differences in basic cognitive abilities to encode information was investigated. Subjects with high abilities on simultaneous synthesis were best at a task of discriminating the fractal dimension of complex contours.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-143
Number of pages15
JournalFractals: an interdisciplinary journal on the complex geometry of nature
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 1997


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