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Anatomically constrained neural network models for the categorization of facial expression
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Paper Abstract

The ability to recognize facial expression in humans is performed with the amygdala which uses parallel processing streams to identify the expressions quickly and accurately. Additionally, it is possible that a feedback mechanism may play a role in this process as well. Implementing a model with similar parallel structure and feedback mechanisms could be used to improve current facial recognition algorithms for which varied expressions are a source for error. An anatomically constrained artificial neural-network model was created that uses this parallel processing architecture and feedback to categorize facial expressions. The presence of a feedback mechanism was not found to significantly improve performance for models with parallel architecture. However the use of parallel processing streams significantly improved accuracy over a similar network that did not have parallel architecture. Further investigation is necessary to determine the benefits of using parallel streams and feedback mechanisms in more advanced object recognition tasks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 January 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5675, Vision Geometry XIII, (17 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.593973
Show Author Affiliations
Brenton W. McMenamin, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)
Amir H. Assadi, Univ. of Wisconsin/Madison (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5675:
Vision Geometry XIII
Longin Jan Latecki; David M. Mount; Angela Y. Wu, Editor(s)

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