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First Impressions: Computer Model Behaves Like Humans on Visual Categorization Task
April 2, 2007
In a new MIT study, a computer model designed to mimic how the brain itself processes visual information, performs as well as humans do on rapid categorization tasks. This study supports the hypothesis that rapid categorization happens without feedback from cognitive or other areas of the brain. The results also indicate that the model can help neuroscientists make predictions and drive new experiments to explore brain mechanisms involved in human visual perception, cognition and behavior.
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