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The Anatomy of BiasHow Neural Circuits Weigh the Options$
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Jan Lauwereyns

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262123105

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262123105.001.0001

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The Proximity Trap

The Proximity Trap

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The Anatomy of Bias

Jan Lauwereyns

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This chapter revisits the phenomena of proximity, similarity, and continuation that can generate perceptual grouping from the perspective of bias in neural processing, It also considers the history effects that have typically not been associated with the literature on perceptual grouping. The chapter specifically emphasizes the autonomous nature of the perceptual organization and generates “pop-out” phenomena and exogenous attention capture. It compares the physics of attractors and self-organization in chaotic environments.

Keywords:   bias, neural processing, perceptual grouping, attention capture, self-organization

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