From OptimalScience

Summary and Support

  • An introduction to salience points out the following[1]:
    • Salience can signify the state of being noticeable or conspicuous.
    • Salience can be defined in two main ways:
      • As low-level sensory features (this is more prominent):
        • E.g., intensity or stimulus color
      • As high-level affective and cognitive processes:
        • E.g., personal relevance or emotional salience
    • In both the above scenarios, the salience of the objects stems from their relevance to behavior, their conveyance of meaning, or their elicitation of attention.
    • Visual search is the sphere wherein salience detection has undergone the most thorough study.


Ayesh Perera