In an attempt to incorporate basic visual attention abilities into existing artificial vision systems, a neural model of the bidirectional interactions within and between the brain regions believed to be involved in human visual attention has been developed. This model currently gives an artificial vision system the ability to attend to salient, or pop-out features and objects within the vision system''s field of view. After a review of the physiology of human visual attention, a network model of the aforementioned neural interactions is presented, followed by a demonstration of its performance.
D. L. Enke, "A Biologically Inspired Connectionist Architecture for Directing Attention to Salient Visual Field Objects," Proceedings of the 1997 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 1997, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jan 1997.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICSMC.1997.638078
1997 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 1997
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Keywords and Phrases
Attention; Bidirectional Interactions; Computer Vision; Machine Vision; Neural Model; Neural Net Architecture; Physiological Models; Salient Visual Field Objects
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