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Control of Selective Visual Attention: Modeling the "Where" Pathway

Niebur, Ernst and Koch, Christof (1996) Control of Selective Visual Attention: Modeling the "Where" Pathway. In: Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 8 (NIPS 1995). Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems. No.8. MIT Press , Cambridge, MA, pp. 802-808. ISBN 0-262-20107-0.

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Intermediate and higher vision processes require selection of a subset of the available sensory information before further processing. Usually, this selection is implemented in the form of a spatially circumscribed region of the visual field, the so-called "focus of attention" which scans the visual scene dependent on the input and on the attentional state of the subject. We here present a model for the control of the focus of attention in primates, based on a saliency map. This mechanism is not only expected to model the functionality of biological vision but also to be essential for the understanding of complex scenes in machine vision.

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Additional Information:© 1996 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Work supported by the Office of Naval Research, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the National Science Foundation, the Center for Neuromorphic Systems Engineering as a part of the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center Program, and by the Office of Strategic Technology of the California Trade and Commerce Agency.
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Series Name:Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems
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