Perceptual Science Series

"From Fragments to Objects: Mechanisms of Visual Integration"

Dr. Pawan Sinha

Monday, October 10, 2005, 02:00pm - 03:00pm

MIT, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

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Learning to integrate information is a key task a child?s brain has to perform
during the normal developmental course. Such learning makes explicit which
entities in the sensory inputs regularly co-occur, or have systematic
predictive relationships. In essence, this developmental process transforms the
sensorium from an amorphous collection of primitive attributes, to one where
these attributes are integrated into cliques corresponding to distinct objects.
In this talk, I shall describe our work on a model of visual integration,
motivated in part by experimental studies of individuals with abnormal
developmental profiles.

Dr. Pawan Sinha