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The neural substrate

The architecture of the human visual system reflects the major functional constraint imposed on it, namely, the requirement of being able to recognize or classify in a few hundreds of milliseconds any object from a potentially unlimited repertoire, while taking into account a variety of visual clues (Biederman et al., 1974; cf. Rosenfeld, 1987). The following section contains several hints as to what the basic functional elements that constitute this architecture may be.

Edelman Shimon
Sun Dec 10 08:43:57 IST 1995