PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

Behind the Looking-Glass: A Review on Human Symmetry Perception
Matthias S Treder
Symmetry Volume 2, Number 3, pp. 1510-1543, 2010.


The human visual system is highly proficient in extracting bilateral symmetry from visual input. This paper reviews empirical and theoretical work on human symmetry perception with a focus on recent issues such as its neural underpinnings. Symmetry detection is shown to be a versatile, ongoing visual process that interacts with other visual processes. Evidence seems to converge towards the idea that symmetry detection is subserved by a preprocessing stage involving spatial filters followed by information integration across the visual field in higher-tier cortical areas.

EPrint Type:Article
Project Keyword:Project Keyword UNSPECIFIED
Subjects:Brain Computer Interfaces
ID Code:7932
Deposited By:Benjamin Blankertz
Deposited On:17 March 2011