The Bank of Standardized Stimuli (BOSS), a new set of 480 normative photos of objects to be used as visual stimuli in cognitive research.

TitleThe Bank of Standardized Stimuli (BOSS), a new set of 480 normative photos of objects to be used as visual stimuli in cognitive research.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsBrodeur MB, Dionne-Dostie E, Montreuil T, Lepage M
JournalPLoS One
Volume5
Issue5
Paginatione10773
Date Published2010 May 24
ISSN1932-6203
Abstract

There are currently stimuli with published norms available to study several psychological aspects of language and visual cognitions. Norms represent valuable information that can be used as experimental variables or systematically controlled to limit their potential influence on another experimental manipulation. The present work proposes 480 photo stimuli that have been normalized for name, category, familiarity, visual complexity, object agreement, viewpoint agreement, and manipulability. Stimuli are also available in grayscale, blurred, scrambled, and line-drawn version. This set of objects, the Bank Of Standardized Stimuli (BOSS), was created specifically to meet the needs of scientists in cognition, vision and psycholinguistics who work with photo stimuli.

DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0010773
Alternate JournalPLoS ONE
PubMed ID20532245
PubMed Central IDPMC2879426