Essay- Object Recognition

Essay- Object Recognition - In describing my understanding...

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In describing my understanding of object recognition to my friend I would first show why we (as cognitive scientists), are even interested in such a phenomenon. As human beings we are able to recognize an array of objects in the external world with little effort, despite the fact that objects vary in color, shape, size, lighting, distance, viewpoint est. Humans can even recognize objects that are partially obstructed from view. In addition, we see familiar objects as having constancies in shape, size, and color est., as mentioned above. How are we able to do this complex task? What are the mechanisms that have evolved so we are able to do what most high tech machines cannot do, or find extremely difficult to do? What is going on in our brains so we can not only recognize but also interpret the millions of objects in the external world? One theory to clarify the process by which external objects are recognized, primarily three-dimensional objects is the recognition by components (RBC) model by Biederman (1987,1995). The main idea is that “geons” serve as the basic building blocks to construct all the
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