Psychological Processes in Pattern Recognition - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125853507, 9781483263342

Psychological Processes in Pattern Recognition

1st Edition

Authors: Stephen K. Reed
Editors: E. C. Carterette M. P. Friedman
eBook ISBN: 9781483263342
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th October 1973
Page Count: 260
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Psychological Processes in Pattern Recognition describes information-processing models of pattern recognition. This book is organized into five parts encompassing 11 chapters that particularly focus on visual pattern recognition and the many issues relevant to a more general theory of pattern recognition.

The first three parts cover the representation, temporal effects, and memory codes of pattern recognition. These parts include the features, templates, schemata, and structural descriptions of information processing models. The principles of parallel matching, iconic storage, and the components and networks of memory codes are also considered. The remaining two parts look into the perceptual classification and response selection of pattern recognition. These parts specifically tackle the development of probability, distance, and recognition models.

This book is intended primarily for psychologists, graduate students, and researchers who are interested in the problems of pattern recognition and human information processing.

Table of Contents



I. Introduction

Information-Processing Models

Content and Organization

Part 1. Representation

II. Features, Templates, and Schemata


Concrete Images

Schema Theory


III. Structural Descriptions

Spatial Relations and Development

Structural Models in Artificial Intelligence

Structural Models in Psychology


Part 2. Temporal Effects

IV. Serial or Parallel Matching

Multidimensional Matching

Sternberg's Theory

Neisser's Theory

Identification and Classification


V. Iconic Storage

Evidence for Iconic Storage

Serial Scan

Parallel Scan

Visual Masking


Part 3. Memory Codes

VI. Visual and Verbal Codes

Matching Names and Images

Visual Representations in Long-Term Memory

Verbal Descriptions in Recognition and Recall

Accuracy of Visual Images


VII. Memory Models: Components and Networks

Multicomponent Models

Applications of Component Models

Network Models


Part 4. Perceptual Classification

VIII. Probability Models

Probabilistic or Deterministic Decision Rules

Discriminant Analysis

Summation of Cue Validities


IX. Distance Models

Classification and Attention

Saliency and Validity


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Stephen K. Reed

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E. C. Carterette

M. P. Friedman

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