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A Computational Perspective on Visual Attention$
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John K. Tsotsos

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262015417

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015417.001.0001

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Attention, Recognition, and Binding

Attention, Recognition, and Binding

(p.132) (p.133) 6 Attention, Recognition, and Binding
A Computational Perspective on Visual Attention

John K. Tsotsos

The MIT Press

This chapter defines the terms attention, recognition, and binding and examines their respective roles in visual attention. Attention is defined as specific focus or the mechanism through which certain tasks are performed or objects are identified. Recognition is defined as a sensory mechanism of the brain, which involves verification, detection and localization, and classification of information or objects. Binding is defined as a neural mechanism, which combines one visual feature with another to provide complete information about an object or task. These three mechanisms combine to form visual attention. These mechanisms play specific roles in identifying and evaluating a range of neural activities involved in the creation of visual attention.

Keywords:   attention, recognition, binding, neural activities, visual attention

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