Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Scene VisionMaking Sense of What We See$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Kestutis Kveraga and Moshe Bar

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780262027854

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262027854.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MIT PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mitpress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The MIT Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MITSO for personal use.date: 24 June 2022

The Neurophysiology of Attention and Object Recognition in Visual Scenes

The Neurophysiology of Attention and Object Recognition in Visual Scenes

(p.85) 5 The Neurophysiology of Attention and Object Recognition in Visual Scenes
Scene Vision

Daniel I. Brooks

Heida Maria Sigurdardottir

David L. Sheinberg

The MIT Press

This chapter examines some neural processes that a scene image undergoes as it moves through the visual system. It focuses on two opposite yet highly interactive neural systems, the frontoparietal network and the ventral visual stream. Visual recognition mechanisms in the ventral stream lean toward certain objects in visual scenes because they occupy a space that has already been allotted for a high priority by the lateral intraparietal area and the frontal eye fields. While the ventral visual system processes and determines the objects in that environment, the frontoparietal network allocates and points visual attention to important features of the environment.This division of labor by the two systems is supported by the view that spatial selection and target identification are separable parts of finding objects in visual scenes.

Keywords:   visual recognition, frontoparietal network, ventral visual stream, neural systems, target identification

MIT Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.