Understanding What We See: How We Derive Meaning From Vision

  title={Understanding What We See: How We Derive Meaning From Vision},
  author={Alex Clarke and Lorraine K. Tyler},
  booktitle={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
Recognising objects goes beyond vision, and requires models that incorporate different aspects of meaning. Most models focus on superordinate categories (e.g., animals, tools) which do not capture the richness of conceptual knowledge. We argue that object recognition must be seen as a dynamic process of transformation from low-level visual input through categorical organisation to specific conceptual representations. Cognitive models based on large normative datasets are well-suited to capture… CONTINUE READING
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