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Visual Attention in Brains and Computers.
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB
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Existing computer programs designed to perform visual recognition of objects suffer from a basic weakness the inability to spotlight regions in the image that potentially correspond to objects of interest. The brains mechanisms of visual attention, elucidated by psychophysicists and neurophysiologists, may suggest a solution to the computers problem of object recognition.
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