Perceptual Science Group @ MIT
Founded in 1994, the Perceptual Science Group of the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT does research in human visual perception, machine vision, image processing, and human-computer interaction. Both the Adelson Lab and the Rosenholtz Lab are located in Building 46.
Peripheral vision is hugely important for visual search, as the target is typically in the periphery until it's found. Combining this insight with our recent model of summary statistic representation in the periphery, we look at the implications for visual search. See our new paper in the Journal of Vision
Is early selective attention really how the visual system deals with limited capacity? See our new Frontiers in Consciousness Research paper by Ruth Rosenholtz, Jie Huang, & Krista Ehinger, "Rethinking the role of top-down attention in vision: Effects attributable to a lossy representation in peripheral vision"
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on the Texture Tiling Model of summary statistic representation in early vision. The methodology, assumptions, and how it relates to other work.
Our Journal of Vision crowding paper, by Ruth Rosenholtz, Ben Balas and Lisa Nakano, received special mention in the January 2010 issue of the journal Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics
. Access the full publication here
Slides from our 2010 VSS Symposium on statistical representation in the visual system can be found here