Bayesian vector analysis and the perception of hierarchical motion

@inproceedings{Gershman2013BayesianVA,
  title={Bayesian vector analysis and the perception of hierarchical motion},
  author={Samuel J Gershman and Frank J{\"a}kel and Joshua B. Tenenbaum},
  booktitle={CogSci},
  year={2013}
}
Scenes filled with moving objects are often hierarchically organized: the motion of a migrating goose is nested within the flight pattern of its flock, the motion of a car is nested within the traffic pattern of other cars on the road, the motion of body parts are nested in the motion of the body. Humans perceive hierarchical structure even in stimuli with two or three moving dots. An influential theory of hierarchical motion perception holds that the visual system performs a “vector analysis… CONTINUE READING

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