A smoothness constraint on the development of object recognition.

@article{Wood2016ASC,
  title={A smoothness constraint on the development of object recognition.},
  author={Justin N. Wood},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2016},
  volume={153},
  pages={140-5}
}
Understanding how the brain learns to recognize objects is one of the ultimate goals in the cognitive sciences. To date, however, we have not yet characterized the environmental factors that cause object recognition to emerge in the newborn brain. Here, I present the results of a high-throughput controlled-rearing experiment that examined whether the development of object recognition requires experience with temporally smooth visual objects. When newborn chicks (Gallus gallus) were raised with… CONTINUE READING