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Pattern recognition, attention, and information bottlenecks in the primate visual system

Van Essen, D. C. and Olshausen, B. and Anderson, C. H. and Gallant, J. L. (1991) Pattern recognition, attention, and information bottlenecks in the primate visual system. In: Visual Information Processing: From Neurons to Chips. Proceedings of SPIE. No.1473. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 17-28. ISBN 9780819405821.

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In its evolution, the primate visual system has developed impressive capabilities for recognizing complex patterns in natural images. This process involves many stages of analysis and a variety of information processing strategies. This paper concentrates on the importance of 'information bottlenecks,' which restrict the amount of information that can be handled at different stages of analysis. These steps are crucial for reducing the overwhelming computational complexity associated with recognizing countless objects from arbitrary viewing angles, distances, and perspectives. The process of directed visual attention is an especially important information bottleneck because of its flexibility in determining how information is routed to high-level pattern recognition centers.

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Additional Information:© 1991 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). This project was supported by ONR grant N00014-89-1192. We thank Bela Julesz and Milan Jovovic for valuable discussions.
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Official Citation:David Van Essen, Bruno A. Olshausen, Clifford H. Anderson, J. T.L. Gallant, "Pattern recognition, attention, and information bottlenecks in the primate visual system," Proc. SPIE 1473, Visual Information Processing: From Neurons to Chips, (9 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45537
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