Map-Seeking Circuits in Visual Cognition : A Computational Mechanism for Biological and Machine Vision


Map-Seeking Circuits in Visual Cognition : A Computational Mechanism for Biological and Machine Vision

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 221 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
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Presents a bold new theory of the cognitive circuitry of the brain, with emphasis on the functioning of human vision.

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This work presents a bold new theory of the cognitive circuitry of the brain, with emphasis on the functioning of human vision. Departing from conventional precepts in the fields of artificial intelligence, neuroscience, and visual psychophysics, the author has developed a computational theory that provides a unitary explanation for a wide range of visual capabilities and behaviors, most of which have no accepted theoretical explanation. He describes a cortical mechanism termed "map-seeking" and demonstrates its explanatory power in areas as diverse as limb-motion planning and perceptual deficits associated with schizophrenia. The author argues that map-seeking is a fundamental, broadly applicable computational operation with algorithmic, neuronal, and analog electronic implementations, and that its generality makes it suitable as the core of a computational explanation for several cognitive functions. Variations of this map-seeking circuit perform recognition under visual transformations, tracking, scene segmentation, and determination of shape from view displacement. The mathematical principle on which map-seeking depends, a superposition ordering property, solves the combinatorial explosion problem that has plagued all other approaches to visual computation. The author demonstrates that map-seeking is capable of realistic performances in neuronal form and in many current technological procedures. Because of its breadth of application, it is a plausible cortical theory. Because it can be implemented electronically, it forms the basis for a computational technology highly suited for visual, and other perceptual, cognitive, and motor applications.

Table of Contents

        Figures                                    ix
Foreword xiii
Preface xvii
Introduction to the Theory of Map-Seeking 1 (12)
Map-Discovery in Vision
Roots of the Theory
Scope and Organization
The Algorithmic Map-Seeking Circuit 13 (40)
Relationship to the Theory
Elements of the Algorithmic Circuit
Behavior of Two Circuit Implementations
Multilayer Circuits
Other Multilayer Circuit Demonstrations
Convergence and the Ordering Property
Mapping Modes: Seeking, Driven, Restricted
Shape Interpretation by Recharacterization 53 (32)
Shape Interpretation Mechanics
Geometry of Simple Terrain Angle
Effective Extent of Mappings
Terrain Interpretation With Real Data
Determining Transverse Inclination, θ
The Need For a Viewpoint Independent 3D
Floating Patch Representation
Floating Patch Representation of Objects
Unifying Vision and Kinematics 85 (16)
Grounding Vision
Forward and Inverse Kinematics by
Map-Seeking Circuits
Other Sources of Visual Information
Terrain Vision Architecture
Neuronal Map-Seeking Circuits 101 (22)
Characteristics of a Neuronal Implementation
Cell characteristics
The Cell Pair
Circuit Architecture
Circuit Dynamics
Neuron Function: Idealized versus Biological
Neuronal Circuit Behavior and Performance 123 (18)
Temporal Aspects of Circuit Performance
Input Encoding
Tracking a Target Moving Amid Clutter
Attention Shift Tests
Scene Segmentation
Repeated Pattern Recognition
Recharacterization with Repeated Patterns
Regularity Extraction in the Learning
Neurophysiological, Psychophysical and Other 141 (30)
Physiological Evidence
Psychophysical Evidence
Visual Deficits Associated with
Repertoire of Transformations:
Psychophysical Evidence
Recognition of Assembled Views
Practical Map-Seeking Circuits and 171 (8)
Map-Seeking Computers
Implications of a Map-Seeking Computing
A Sense of Scale: Digital Implementation
Map-Seeking Computers
Analog Map-Seeking Circuit Implementations
Related Issues and Lines of Future Research 179 (10)
A Taxonomy of ``Recognition'' Tasks
All very well, but...
The Main Concepts Revisited
Appendices 189 (22)
Bibliography 211 (4)
Index 215