The reverse hierarchy theory of visual perceptual learning

  title={The reverse hierarchy theory of visual perceptual learning},
  author={M. Ahissar and S. Hochstein},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  • M. Ahissar, S. Hochstein
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences
  • Perceptual learning can be defined as practice-induced improvement in the ability to perform specific perceptual tasks. We previously proposed the Reverse Hierarchy Theory as a unifying concept that links behavioral findings of visual learning with physiological and anatomical data. Essentially, it asserts that learning is a top-down guided process, which begins at high-level areas of the visual system, and when these do not suffice, progresses backwards to the input levels, which have a better… CONTINUE READING
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