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Title: Deep hierarchies in the primate visual cortex: what can we learn for computer vision?
Authors: Kruger, norbert ×
Janssen, Peter
Kalkan, Sinan
Lappe, Markus
Leonardis, Ales
Piater, Justus
Rodriguez-Sanchez, Antonio
Wiskott, Laurenz #
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: IEEE Computer Society
Series Title: IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence vol:35 issue:8 pages:1847-1871
Abstract: Computational modeling of the primate visual system yields insights of potential relevance to some of the challenges that computer vision is facing, such as object recognition and categorization, motion detection and activity recognition or vision-based navigation and manipulation. This article reviews some functional principles and structures that are generally thought to underlie the
primate visual cortex, and attempts to extract biological principles that could further advance computer vision research. Organized for a computer vision audience, we present functional principles of the processing hierarchies present in the primate visual system considering recent discoveries in neurophysiology. The hierarchal processing in the primate visual system is characterized by a sequence of different levels of processing (in the order of ten) that constitute a deep hierarchy in contrast to the flat vision architectures predominantly used in today’s mainstream computer vision. We hope that the functional description of the deep hierarchies realized in the primate visual system provides valuable insights for the design of computer vision algorithms, fostering increasingly productive interaction between biological and computer vision research.
ISSN: 0162-8828
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group Neurophysiology
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