Features of neighboring elements are not processed independently. Often, it is assumed that nearby features are integrated by a (pre-attentive) pooling mechanism. Here, we show that in the feature inheritance effect some features are integrated across space whereas others are not. This result may be partly explained by a very focused spatial attention. Our findings challenge models based on a simple pooling mechanism. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Sharikadze, M., Fahle, M., & Herzog, M. H. (2005). Attention and feature integration in the feature inheritance effect. Vision Research, 45(20), 2608–2619. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.visres.2005.03.021