These are the various hypothetical or actual mechanisms within the human information-processing system that respond selectively to specific distinguishing features. The visual system has detectors for lines, angles and more complex stimuli such as a person's face. Also called feature analyser.

FEATURE DETECTOR: "A feature detector plays an important role in speech."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FEATURE DETECTOR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/feature-detector/ (accessed May 11, 2021).