Psychology of Gait and Action Recognition
The psychology of gait and action recognition strives to understand the processes that underlie how people detect, recognize, and understand the movements of others. Since gait is a fundamental human activity, it has formed an important visual signal for psychologists to examine. Experiments have shown that sparse representations of gait support the recognition of identity, gender, and emotion by observers even when viewing conditions are degraded. The study of gait and action recognition focuses on several questions, including the following: what visual properties uniquely specify human movement, how to quantify human performance in action recognition, and the neural mechanisms that form the basis of decoding human movement.
KeywordsAction Recognition Biological Motion Gait Recognition Gender Recognition Action Style
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