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
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE