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.

Meeting Name

1997 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 1997


Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

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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Article - Conference proceedings

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Final Version

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