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The Cognitive Neuropsychology of Object Recognition and Action
The cognitive neuropsychology of object recognition and action
Glyn W.Humphreys, M.Jane Riddoch

Visual object recognition operates with truly amazing efficiency in normal observers, well beyond the capabilities of even the most powerful artificial (computational) vision systems. For example, even within 100 ms or so we are able to recognize objects drawn from wide sets of classes (Thorpe, Fize, & Marlot, 1996). Recognition is also difficult to suppress. To take but one example, the time taken to match objects according to whether they have the same global shape or orientation is affected by whether the objects are semantically related to one another (Boucart & Humphreys, 1992). Thus the semantic relations between objects can influence performance on tasks where judgements are ...

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