Work could lead to improved machine vision systems, more
MIT scientists are reporting new insights into how the human brain recognizes objects, especially faces, in work that could lead to improved machine vision systems, diagnostics for certain neurological conditions and more.
Look at a photo of people running a marathon. The lead runners faces are quite distinct, but we can also make out the faces of those farther in the distance. Zoom in on that distant runner, however, "and youll see that theres very little intrinsic face-related information, such as eyes and a nose. Its just a diffuse blob. Yet somehow we can classify that blob as a face," said Pawan Sinha, an assistant professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS). In contrast, performing this task reliably is beyond even the most advanced computer-recognition systems.
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