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Scanpath memory binding: multiple read-out experiments
Author(s): Lawrence W. Stark; Claudio M. Privitera; Huiyang Yang; Michela Azzariti; Yeuk Fai Ho; Angie Chan; Christof Krischer; Adam Weinberger
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Paper Abstract

The scanpath theory proposed that an internal spatial- cognitive model controls perception and the active looking eye movements, EMs, of the scanpath sequence. Evidence for this came from new quantitative methods, experiments with ambiguous figures and visual imagery and from MRI studies, all on cooperating human subjects. Besides recording EMs, we introduce other experimental techniques wherein the subject must depend upon memory bindings as in visual imagery, but may call upon other motor behaviors than EMs to read-out the remembered patterns. How is the internal model distributed and operationally assembled. The concept of binding speaks to the assigning of values for the model and its execution in various parts of the brain. Current neurological information helps to localize different aspects of the spatial-cognitive model in the brain. We suppose that there are several levels of 'binding' -- semantic or symbolic binding, structural binding for the spatial locations of the regions-of-interest and sequential binding for the dynamic execution program that yields the sequence of EMs. Our aim is to dissect out respective contributions of these different forms of binding.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 1999
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 3644, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging IV, (19 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.348470
Show Author Affiliations
Lawrence W. Stark, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Claudio M. Privitera, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Huiyang Yang, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Michela Azzariti, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Yeuk Fai Ho, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Angie Chan, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Christof Krischer, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Adam Weinberger, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3644:
Human Vision and Electronic Imaging IV
Bernice E. Rogowitz; Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas, Editor(s)

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