Accession Number : ADA183849
Title : Visual Attention in Brains and Computers.
Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,
Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB
Personal Author(s) : Hurlbert,Anya ; Poggio,Tomaso
PDF Url : ADA183849
Report Date : Sep 1986
Pagination or Media Count : 8
Abstract : Existing computer programs designed to perform visual recognition of objects suffer from a basic weakness: the inability to spotlight regions in the image that potentially correspond to objects of interest. The brain's mechanisms of visual attention, elucidated by psychophysicists and neurophysiologists, may suggest a solution to the computer's problem of object recognition.
Descriptors : *BRAIN, *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *VISUAL PERCEPTION, *ATTENTION, *PATTERN RECOGNITION, COMPUTERS, SEARCHLIGHTS, RECOGNITION, VISION
Subject Categories : Cybernetics
Anatomy and Physiology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE