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A distributed computational cognitive model for object recognition

  • YongJin LiuEmail author
  • QiuFang Fu
  • Ye Liu
  • XiaoLan Fu
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Based on cognitive functionalities in human vision processing, we propose a computational cognitive model for object recognition with detailed algorithmic descriptions. The contribution of this paper is of two folds. Firstly, we present a systematic review on psychological and neurophysiological studies, which provide collective evidence for a distributed representation of 3D objects in the human brain. Secondly, we present a computational model which simulates the distributed mechanism of object vision pathway. Experimental results show that the presented computational cognitive model outperforms five representative 3D object recognition algorithms in computer science research.


distributed cognition computational model object recognition human vision system 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tsinghua National Laboratory for Information Science and Technology, Department of Computer Science and TechnologyTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.State Key Lab of Brain and Cognitive Science, Institute of PsychologyChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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