Pattern Recognition by Humans and Machines

Pattern Recognition by Humans and Machines

Visual Perception

1st Edition - January 28, 1986

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  • Editors: Eileen C. Schwab, Howard C. Nusbaum
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483214269

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Pattern Recognitions by Humans and Machines, Volume 2: Visual Perceptions covers aspects of research on visual perception. The book discusses visual form perception, figure-ground organization, and the spatial and temporal responses of the visual system; eye movements; and visual pattern perception. The text also describes a computer vision model based on psychophysical experiments; perspectives from brain theory and artificial intelligence; and the capacity to extract shape properties and spatial relations among objects and objects' parts. Knowledge-mediated perception is also considered. Psychologists and people involved in the study of visual perceptions will find the book useful.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Contents of Volume 1

    1. Visual Form Perception: An Overview

    I. Introduction

    II. Measures of Grouping and Configuration

    III. Emergent Features and Task Performance

    IV. Perceptual Glue

    V. The Creation and Destruction of Emergent Features

    VI. Summary


    2. Figure-Ground Organization and the Spatial and Temporal Responses of the Visual System

    I. Introduction

    II. How Perceived Figure—Ground Affects the Spatial, Temporal, and Orientation Responses of the Visual System

    III. How Spatial and Temporal Responses of the Visual System Affect Figure—Ground Organization

    IV. Concluding Remarks


    3. Eye Movements and Visual Pattern Perception

    I. Introduction

    II. Structures and Mechanisms: Passive Components in Active Looking

    III. Central Processes Implicated in the Control of Visual Gaze and Selective Attention

    IV. Overview and Extensions


    4. A Computer Vision Model Based on Psychophysical Experiments

    I. What Is Computer Vision

    II. What Can Computational Vision Offer Psychology

    III. Issues Involved in Computational Models

    IV. Analysis of Line Drawings

    V. Psychophysical Experiments

    VI. Creation of a Computational Model

    VII. Results of the Edge-Enhancement Model

    VIII. Relation to Other Work

    IX. Theoretical Points Raised by the Edge-Enhancement Model

    X. Psychophysical Research and Computational Vision


    5. Schemas and Perception: Perspectives from Brain Theory and Artificial Intelligence

    I. Introduction

    II. Schemas and Action-Oriented Perception

    III. Segmentation of Visual Scenes

    IV. Competition and Cooperation

    V. Epilogue: Unities and Diversities


    6. Visual Routines: Where Bottom-Up and Top-Down Processing Meet

    I. The Perception of Spatial Relations

    II. Visual Routines and Their Role in the Processing of Visual Information

    III. The Elemental Operations

    IV. The Assembly, Compilation, and Storage of Visual Routines

    V. Summary


    7. Knowledge-Mediated Perception

    I. Introduction

    II. Control Flow

    III. Knowledge Representation

    IV. To Mediate or Not to Mediate

    V. Knowledge Mediation Put to Use



Product details

  • No. of pages: 260
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1986
  • Published: January 28, 1986
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483214269

About the Editors

Eileen C. Schwab

Howard C. Nusbaum

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