2005-02-16

Categorization before identification

Over at sciencedaily.com today, I noticed an article on how the brain identifies objects which come into view (visual recognition begins with categorization). I am tossing this out for general consideration. Here's the requisite quote:
"There are two main processing stages in object recognition: categorization and identification, with identification following categorization," the authors wrote. "Overall, these findings provide important constraints for theories of object recognition."