Perception. Question of the Day. Why is recognizing an object so easy for humans, but so difficult for computers?. Perception: attaching meaning to incoming sensory information. What is this?. Figure 2-1 Distal Stimuli , Proximal Stimuli , and Percepts.
attaching meaning to incoming sensory information
Gestalt principles of Perceptual Organization
Problems with Template Matching
features (“parts”) of a stimulus are recognized by feature detectors and added together to help us perceive an object
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Figure 2-30 Examples of how contour information influences recognition in persons with apperceptive agnosia. (A) Patients with apperceptive agnosia have difficulty recognizing this object as a chair because they cannot interpolate the missing contours. (B) Patients with apperceptive agnosia would have difficulty recognizing the chair when it is viewed from this unusual angle.