Human-Like Selective Attention Model with Reinforcement and Inhibition Mechanism

  • Sang-Bok Choi
  • Sang-Woo Ban
  • Minho Lee
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3316)


In this paper, we propose a trainable selective attention model that can not only inhibit an unwanted salient area but also reinforce an interesting area. The proposed model was implemented by the bottom-up saliency map model in conjunction with the top-down attention mechanism. The bottom-up saliency map model generates a salient area, and human supervisor decides whether the selected salient area is inhibited or reinforced. The fuzzy adaptive resonance theory (Fuzzy-ART) network can generate an inhibit signal or a reinforcement signal so that the sequence of attention areas is modified to be a desired scan path. Computer simulation results show that the proposed model successfully generates the plausible scan path of salient region.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sang-Bok Choi
    • 1
  • Sang-Woo Ban
    • 2
  • Minho Lee
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Sensor EngineeringKyungpook National UniversityTaeguKorea
  2. 2.School of Electronic and Electrical EngineeringKyungpook National UniversityTaeguKorea

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