bn166-08 - Higher Level Vision BN1660 March 4, 2008 Prof....

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1 Higher Level Vision BN1660 March 4, 2008 Prof. Sheinberg Logothetis, N. K. & Sheinberg, D. L. Visual object recognition. Annu Rev Neurosci 19, 577-621 (1996). Sheinberg, D. L. & Logothetis, N. K. The role of temporal cortical areas in perceptual organization. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 94, 3408-13 (1997). Tanaka, K. Columns for complex visual object features in the inferotemporal cortex: clustering of cells with similar but slightly different stimulus selectivities. Cereb Cortex 13, 90-9 (2003). What does “higher level” mean?! Hermann von Helmholtz (1821-1894) Handbook of Physiological Optics
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2 The psychic activities that lead us to infer that there in front of us at a certain place there is a certain object of a certain character, are generally not conscious activities, but unconscious ones. In their result, they are equivalent to a conclusion , to the extent that the observed action on our senses enables us to form an idea as to the possible cause of the action; although, as a matter of fact, it is invariably simply the nervous stimulations that are perceived directly, that is, the actions, but never the external objects themselves. (Helmholtz, VP, p. 26) Helmholtz’s ‘unconscious conclusion (or inference)’
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