Self-Organization of Innate Face Preferences: Could Genetics Be Expressed through Learning?

@inproceedings{Bednar2000SelfOrganizationOI,
  title={Self-Organization of Innate Face Preferences: Could Genetics Be Expressed through Learning?},
  author={James A. Bednar and Risto Miikkulainen},
  booktitle={AAAI/IAAI},
  year={2000}
}
Self-organizing models develop realistic cortical structures when given approximations of the visual environment as input, and are an effective way to model the development of face recognition abilities. However, environment-driven selforganization alone cannot account for the fact that newborn human infants will preferentially attend to face-like stimuli even immediately after birth. Recently it has been proposed that internally generated input patterns, such as those found in the developing… CONTINUE READING