Influence of Visual Motion on Object Localisation in Perception and Action
The topic of this chapter is visual localisation of objects. Object recognition normally refers to the ability to identify what it is without concerned for where it is. In other words, the question is how we obtain a location-invariant representation of object. There is also a rationale derived from physiological findings indicating two separate pathways for what and where information (Ungerleider and Mishkin 1982). However, it is often equally important in real life to know where the object lies. We cannot eat an apple if we can not reach it with our hand and grasp it. To do this, we need to know its precise location together with its identity as a fresh apple that can be eaten. Object localisation is therefore closely related to object recognition in an ecological sense, and it would make sense to take a short break from the intense discussion on recognition in this book to consider localisation.
KeywordsVisual Motion Curr Biol Visual Illusion Conscious Perception Representational Momentum
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