Decoding Vision

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Decoding Vision
Photo: Graphic: Christine Daniloff

How does the brain process an image? Research by CSAIL Principal Investigator Ruth Rosenholtz offers a new mathematical model for how the brain summarizes information received from the retina. According to Rosenholtz’s model, the brain creates a statistical summary of each different aspect of the image at hand, while most models show the brain identifying boundaries, alignment and placing shapes until the brain can recognize an object.

Read more on Rosenholtz’s work here.