Hierarchical Selectivity for Object-Based Visual Attention
This paper presents a novel “hierarchical selectivity” mechanism for object-based visual attention. This mechanism integrates visual salience from bottom-up groupings and the top-down attentional setting. Under its guidance, covert visual attention can shift not only from one grouping to another but also from a grouping to its sub-groupings at a single resolution or multiple varying resolutions. Both object-based and space-based selection is integrated to give a visual attention mechanism that has multiple and hierarchical selectivity.
KeywordsVisual Attention Visual Salience Outdoor Scene Goto Step Current Resolution
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