1 Introduction; Course Overview
Experimental Studies of Recognition
2 Pattern Recognition in Insects, Octopii and Insect-inspired Robots
3 Pattern Recognition in Birds
4 Characteristics of Human Object Recognition Psychophysics Based on Psychophysical Experiments
5 Brain Mechanisms of Object Recognition - Neurophysiological Studies
6 Effects of Brain Damage on Primate Recognition Performance
7 Scene Perception and Contextual Influences on Individual Object Recognition
8 Development of Object Perception in Childhood and in Adults
Computational Studies of Recognition
9 Classical Pattern Classification Theory
10 Theories of Recognition:
1. Theories Based on 3D Models of Recognition
2. Theories Based on 2D Image Models
11 In Arlington for DARPA; Linear Object Models
12 Image and Model Correspondence; Image and Object Segmentation
13 Feedforward and Feedback Network Models of Recognition
14 Notable Case-Studies of Machine-Based Recognition Systems
15 In-class Midterm Exam
Face Recognition
16 Are Faces Special? Evidence from Physiology, Neuropsychology, Psychophysics, Imaging; Developmental Studies
17 Is Face Recognition Feature-Based or Holistic? Studies of Cue Saliency in Faces; Caricaturing Effects
18 Perception of Facial Affect, Gaze, and Aesthetics
19 Psycho-Forensic Aspects of Face Recognition
20 Case-Studies of Implemented Face Recognition Systems
Synthesis and Open Issues
21 Top-down Influences of Recognition on Perception
22 Recognition in Other Sensory Modalities; Synthesis and Open Questions
23 An Overview of Object Recognition Research at MIT
Project Presentations
24 Project Presentations
25 Project Presentations