Science

Eye Movements in Human Vision

Posted 30 Sep 2002 at 14:00 UTC by steve Share This

MIT researchers have published their findings on the "saccadic" eye movements that occur in human vision. These rapid movements turn out to be an important part of the scene recognition process and not random as previously thought. The movements come in multiple groups with each group targeting first a horizontal edge and then a vertical edge in the image. The research should tell us something about how the brain recognizes visual images and may have applications to machine vision. The complete research paper will appear in the September issue of Nature Neuroscience. Older MIT research on saccadic eye motion is available online.


Re-discovering old research, posted 30 Sep 2002 at 19:21 UTC by motters » (Master)

The realisation that eye movements play a part in the recognition process isn't new. Research in this area dates back at least to 1962 when the Russian psychologists Zinchenko, Van Chizi-Tsin and Tarakanov studied the visuo-motor exploration of different shapes by children ranging from 3 to 6 years of age. They were interested in how shape recognition takes place, and how it changes as the child develops.

- Bob

See more of the latest robot news!

Recent blogs

20 Apr 2014 Flanneltron (Journeyer)
19 Apr 2014 mwaibel (Master)
17 Apr 2014 shimniok (Journeyer)
8 Apr 2014 Petar.Kormushev (Master)
6 Apr 2014 steve (Master)
2 Mar 2014 wedesoft (Master)
1 Dec 2013 AI4U (Observer)
13 Nov 2013 jlin (Master)
23 Jun 2013 Mubot (Master)
13 May 2013 JLaplace (Observer)
X
Share this page