Learning and neural plasticity in visual object recognition

TitleLearning and neural plasticity in visual object recognition
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsKourtzi Z, DiCarlo JJ
JournalCurrent Opinion in Neurobiology
KeywordsAnimals, Brain, Cerebral Cortex, Humans, Learning, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Memory, Nerve Net, Neural Pathways, Neuronal Plasticity, Pattern Recognition, Visual, Visual Pathways

The capability of the adult primate visual system for rapid and accurate recognition of targets in cluttered, natural scenes far surpasses the abilities of state-of-the-art artificial vision systems. Understanding this capability remains a fundamental challenge in visual neuroscience. Recent experimental evidence suggests that adaptive coding strategies facilitated by underlying neural plasticity enable the adult brain to learn from visual experience and shape its ability to integrate and recognize coherent visual objects.

Refereed DesignationNon-Refereed

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