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—We present an object recognition system based on the Dynamic Link Architecture, which is an extension to classical Artificial Neural Networks. The Dynamic Link Architecture exploits correlations in the fine-scale temporal structure of cellular signals in order to group neurons dynamically into higher-order entities. These entities represent a very rich(More)
A summary of brain theory is given so far as it is contained within the framework of Localization Theory. Diiculties of this conventional the-ory" are traced back to a speciic deeciency: there is no way to express relations between active cells as for instance their representing parts of the same object. A new theory is proposed to cure this deeciency. It(More)
Sensory integration or sensor fusion -- the integration of information from different modalities, cues, or sensors -- is among the most fundamental problems of perception in biological and artificial systems. We propose a new architecture for adaptively integrating different cues in a self-organized manner. In Democratic Integration different cues agree on(More)
The extension of 2D image-based face recognition methods with respect to 3D shape information and the fusion of both modalities is one of the main topics in the recent development of facial recognition. In this paper we discuss different strategies and their expected benefit for the fusion of 2D and 3D face recognition. The face recognition grand challenge(More)
A large attraction of neural systems lies in their promise of replacing programming by learning. A problem with many current neural models is that with realistically large input patterns learning time explodes. This is a problem inherent in a notion of learning that is based almost entirely on statistical estimation. We propose here a different learning(More)
This paper summarizes the Bochum/USC face recognition system, our preparations for the FERET Phase III test, and test results as far as they have been made known to us. Our technology is based on Gabor wavelets and elastic bunch graph matching. We brieey discuss our technology in relation to biological and PCA based systems and indicate current activities(More)
A mechanism for the self-organized integration of different adaptive cues is proposed. In Democratic Integration the cues agree on a result and each cue adapts towards the result agreed upon. A technical formulation of this scheme is employed in a face tracking system. The self-organized adaptivity leads to suppression and recalibration of discordant cues.(More)