UCSB Saliency Dataset

Author: University of California

Partner: No

Contact: Katie Koehler (koehler@psych.ucsb.edu)




Total: 800

Ratings: 100


We investigated the effect of task differences on the ability of three models of saliency to predict the performance of humans viewing a novel database of 800 natural images. We introduced a novel task where 100 observers made explicit perceptual judgments about the most salient image region. Other groups of observers performed a free viewing task, saliency search task, or cued object search task.


The dataset is available for download after submitting the form at: https://labs.psych.ucsb.edu/eckstein/miguel/research_pages/saliencydata.html

References and Citation

If you use this work, please cite [KGZ14].


  • KGZ14: Koehler, K., Guo, F., Zhang, S., & Eckstein, M. P. (2014). What do saliency models predict? Journal of Vision, 14(3):14, 1– 27, http://www.journalofvision.org/content/14/3/14, doi:10.1167/14.3.14.