Modeling human vision using feedforward neural networks
Author(s)Chen, Francis Xinghang
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
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In this thesis, we discuss the implementation, characterization, and evaluation of a new computational model for human vision. Our goal is to understand the mechanisms enabling invariant perception under scaling, translation, and clutter. The model is based on I-Theory , and uses convolutional neural networks. We investigate the explanatory power of this approach using the task of object recognition. We find that the model has important similarities with neural architectures and that it can reproduce human perceptual phenomena. This work may be an early step towards a more general and unified human vision model.
Thesis: M. Eng., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2016.This electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.Cataloged from student-submitted PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 81-86).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.