Parts of visual shape as primitives for categorization

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (1):36-37 (1998)
Converging psychophysical evidence suggests that the human visual system parses shapes into component parts for the purposes of object recognition. We examine the Schyns et al. claim of “creation” of features in light of recent work on part-based representations of visual shape, particularly the perceptual rules that human vision uses to parse shapes.
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