The computational magic of the ventral stream: sketch of a theory (and why some deep architectures work).
Author(s)Poggio, Tomaso; Mutch, Jim; Leibo, Joel; Rosasco, Lorenzo; Tacchetti, Andrea
Center for Biological and Computational Learning (CBCL)
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This paper explores the theoretical consequences of a simple assumption: the computational goal of the feedforward path in the ventral stream -- from V1, V2, V4 and to IT -- is to discount image transformations, after learning them during development.
visual cortex, ventral stream, symmetries principles in sensory perception, visual recognition, invariances of sensory perception, learning to learn invariants in the visual world
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