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Schedule

Tue, Jan 14
INTRO
Topics: Syllabus, overview, ``What makes for a good discussion?'', key aspects of visual neuroscience, demonstration of models of visual processing,
Background Reading:

O'Reilly, R. C., & Munakata, Y. (2000). Computational explorations in cognitive neuroscience: Understanding the mind by simulating the brain. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. chapter 8, pp. 227-257.

PART I: OBJECT RECOGNITION

Thu, Jan 16
OBJECT-CENTERED APPROACHES
Readings:

Biederman, I. (1987). Recognition-by-components: A theory of human image understanding. Psychological Review, 94(2), 115-147. PAPER

Tue, Jan 21
VIEWER-CENTERED APPROACHES
Readings:

Tarr, M. J., & Bulthoff, H. H. (1998). Image-based object recognition in man monkey and machine. Cognition, 67, 1-20.

Tarr, M., Williams, P., Hayward, W., & Gauthier, I. (1998). Three-dimensional object recognition is viewpoint dependent. Nature Neuroscience, 1, 275-277.

Riesenhuber, M., & Poggio, T. (1999). Hierarchical models of object recognition in cortex. Nature Neuroscience, 3, 1199-1204.

Thu, Jan 23
OBJECT RECOGNITION IN VISUAL CORTEX
Readings:

Ungerleider, L. G., & Haxby, J. V. (1994). ``What'' and ``where'' in the human brain. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 4, 157-165. PAPER

Tanaka, K. (1996). Inferotemporal cortex and object vision. Annual Review of Neuroscience, 19, 109-139. PAPER

Tue, Jan 28
MODULAR ORGANIZATION OF VISUAL CORTEX
Readings:

Kanwisher, N., McDermott, J., & Chun, M. M. (1997). The fusiform face area: A module in human extrastriate cortex specialized for face perception. Journal of Neuroscience, 17, 4302-4311.

Epstein, R., & Kanwisher, N. (1998). A cortical representation of the local visual environment. Nature, 392, 598-601.

Thu, Jan 30
DISTRIBUTED ORGANIZATION OF VISUAL CORTEX
Readings:

Cohen, J., & Tong, F. (2001). The face of controversy. Science, 293, 2405-2407.

Haxby, J. V., Gobbini, M. I., Furey, M. L., Ishai, A., Schouten, J. L., & Pietrini, P. (2001). Distributed and overlapping representations of faces and objects in ventral temporal cortex. Science, 293, 2425-2429.

Ishai, A., Ungerleider, L., Martin, A., & Haxby, J. V. (2000). The representation of objects in the human occipital and temporal cortex. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 12, 35-51.

Tue, Feb 4
FACE RECOGNITION: SPECIAL?
Readings:

McNeil, J., & Warrington, E. (1993). Prosopagnosia: A face-specific deficit. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 46A, 1-10.

Farah, M. J., Wilson, K. D., Drain, M., & Tanaka, J. N. (1998). What is ``special'' about face perception? Psychological Review, 105, 482-498.

Thu, Feb 6
EXPERTISE IN OBJECT RECOGNITION
Readings:

Gauthier, I., & Tarr, M. J. (1997). Becoming a "greeble" expert: Exploring mechanisms for face recognition. Vision Research, 37, 1673-1682.

Gauthier, I., Skudlarski, P., Gore, J., & Anderson, A. (2000). Expertise for cars and birds recruits brain areas involved in face recognition. Nature Neuroscience, 3, 191-197.

Tanaka, J. W., & Curran, T. (2001). A neural basis for expert object recognition. Psychological Science, 12, 43-47.

Background:

Gauthier, I., & Logothetis, N. (2000). Is face recognition not so unique after all? Cognitive Neuropsychology, 17, 125-142.

PART II: VISUAL SELECTIVE ATTENTION

Tue, Feb 11
VISUAL SEARCH
Readings:

Wolfe, J. M. (1998). Visual search. In H. Pashler (Ed.), Attention (pp. 13-73). Philadelphia: Psychology Press.

Thu, Feb 13
VISUAL ATTENTION
Readings:

Kastner, S., & Ungerleider, L. (2000). Mechanisms of visual attention in the human cortex. Annual Review of Neuroscience, 23, 315-341.

Tue, Feb 18
COMPUTATIONAL MODELS
Readings:

Mozer, M. C., & Sitton, M. (1998). Computational modeling of spatial attention. In H. Pashler (Ed.), Attention (pp. 341-393). Philadelphia: Psychology Press.

O'Reilly, R. C., & Munakata, Y. (2000). Computational explorations in cognitive neuroscience: Understanding the mind by simulating the brain. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. chapter 8, pp. 257-272

Thu, Feb 20
EARLY VS. LATE SELECTION
Readings:

Luck, S. J. (1998). Neurophysiology of selective attention. In H. Pashler (Ed.), Attention (pp. 257-295). Philadelphia: Psychology Press. PAPER

Tue, Feb 25
OBJECT VS. SPACE-BASED ATTENTION
Readings:

Driver, J. (1998). The neuropsychology of spatial attention. In H. Pashler (Ed.), Attention (pp. 297-340). Philadelphia: Psychology Press. PAPER

Thu, Feb 27
NEGLECT AND FRAMES OF REFERENCE
Readings:

Behrmann, M., & Tipper, S. P. (1999). Attention accesses multiple reference frames: Evidence from visual neglect. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 25, 83.

Pouget, A., & Driver, J. (2000). Relating unilateral neglect to the neural coding of space. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 10, 242.

Tue, Mar 4
THE FATE OF UNATTENDED INFORMATION
Readings:

Simons, D. J. (2000). Attentional capture and inattentional blindness. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 4, 147-155.

Banich, M., et al. (2001). Attentional selection and the processing of task-irrelevant information: insights from fMRI examinations of the Stroop task. In C. Casanova, & M. Ptito (Eds.), Progress in brain research, Vol. 134 (pp. 459-470). PAPER


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