Recognizing depth-rotated objects: A review of recent research and theory

Recognizing depth-rotated objects: A review of recent research and theory Spatial Vision , Vol. 13, No. 2,3, pp. 241– 253 (2000) Ó VSP 2000. Recognizing depth-rotated objects: A review of recent research and theory IRVING BIEDERMAN ¤ Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Program, Hedco Neurosciences Building, MC2520, University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA 90089-2520, USA Received 20 September 1999; revised 27 March 2000; accepted 29 March 2000 Abstract —Many of the phenomena of object classiŽ cation can be derived from a representation specifying a nonaccidental characterization of an object’s parts (geons) and relations, termed a geon structural description(GSD). Such a representation: (a) enables the facile recognition of depth-rotated objects, even when they are novel, (b) provides the information that is employed not only to distinguish basic-level but also highly similar members of subordinate-levelclasses, and (c) enables mapping onto verbal and object-reasoning structures. Recent psychophysical and neural investigations of object recognition have provided additional support to this theory of object representation. 1. INTRODUCTION Theories of the representation mediating object recognition are often termed ‘con- troversial’, particularly in accounting for the effects of rotation in depth. The ap- parent controversy centers on whether ‘view-based’ templates (e.g. Poggio and Edelman, 1990) are to be preferred to structural descriptions that posit http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Spatial Vision (continued as Seeing & Perceiving from 2010) Brill

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Spatial Vision , Vol. 13, No. 2,3, pp. 241– 253 (2000) Ó VSP 2000. Recognizing depth-rotated objects: A review of recent research and theory IRVING BIEDERMAN ¤ Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Program, Hedco Neurosciences Building, MC2520, University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA 90089-2520, USA Received 20 September 1999; revised 27 March 2000; accepted 29 March 2000 Abstract —Many of the phenomena of object classiŽ cation can be derived from a representation specifying a nonaccidental characterization of an object’s parts (geons) and relations, termed a geon structural description(GSD). Such a representation: (a) enables the facile recognition of depth-rotated objects, even when they are novel, (b) provides the information that is employed not only to distinguish basic-level but also highly similar members of subordinate-levelclasses, and (c) enables mapping onto verbal and object-reasoning structures. Recent psychophysical and neural investigations of object recognition have provided additional support to this theory of object representation. 1. INTRODUCTION Theories of the representation mediating object recognition are often termed ‘con- troversial’, particularly in accounting for the effects of rotation in depth. The ap- parent controversy centers on whether ‘view-based’ templates (e.g. Poggio and Edelman, 1990) are to be preferred to structural descriptions that posit

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