Psychological Processes in Pattern Recognition

Psychological Processes in Pattern Recognition

1st Edition - October 28, 1973

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  • Author: Stephen K. Reed
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483263342

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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

  • Preface


    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

    Categorization Models



    Part 5. Response Selection

    X. Set and Bias

    Effects of Set

    Encoding Strategies

    Word Recognition and Response Bias


    XI. Recognition Models

    Choice Models

    Pattern Similarities



    XII. Overview



Product details

  • No. of pages: 260
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1973
  • Published: October 28, 1973
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483263342

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Stephen K. Reed

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E. C. Carterette

M. P. Friedman

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