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Visual information processing from the viewpoint of symbolic operations

  • J. Barahona da Fonseca
  • I. Barahona da Fonseca
  • J. Simões da Fonseca
Computational Models of Neurons and Neural Nets
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 930)

Abstract

Visual information processing at the symbolic level is examined from the point of view of conceptual operations implied in perception, representation and their cognitive components. Visual symbolic representation is considered as being carried by visual particular attributes of the scene independently of linguistic verbal representations. It is hypothetized that visual symbolic representations precede verbal linguistic competence acquisition that generalizes symbolic operations which in the development process occurred in the visual system. A distinction is made between visual mappings and significant-significate relationships carried by high level visual symbols.

Key Words

Visual Processing Mapping Lines Symbolic Representation Icons Visual Diagrams 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Barahona da Fonseca
    • 1
  • I. Barahona da Fonseca
    • 2
  • J. Simões da Fonseca
    • 3
  1. 1.FCT/UNL, Department of Electrical EngineeringQuinta da TorreMonte da CaparicaPortugal
  2. 2.Faculty of Psychology of LisbonAlameda da UniversidadeLisboaPortugal
  3. 3.Faculty of Medicine of LisbonLisboaPortugal

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