Perception as Bayesian Inference by David C. KnillPerception as Bayesian Inference by David C. Knill

Perception as Bayesian Inference

EditorDavid C. Knill, Whitman Richards

Paperback | June 12, 2008

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In recent years, Bayesian probability theory has emerged not only as a powerful tool for building computational theories of vision, but also as a general paradigm for studying human visual perception. This book provides an introduction to and critical analysis of the Bayesian paradigm. Leading researchers in computer vision and experimental vision science describe general theoretical frameworks for modeling vision, detailed applications to specific problems and implications for experimental studies of human perception. The book provides a dialogue between different perspectives both within chapters, which draw on insights from experimental and computational work, and between chapters, through commentaries written by the contributors on each other's work. Students and researchers in cognitive and visual science will find much to interest them in this thought-provoking collection.
Title:Perception as Bayesian InferenceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:532 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 1.06 inPublished:June 12, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521064996

ISBN - 13:9780521064996


Table of Contents

1. Introduction D. C. Knill, D. Kersten and A. Yuille; 2. Pattern theory: a unifying perspective D. Mumford; 3. Modal structure and reliable inference A. Jepson, W. Richards and D. C. Knill; 4. Priors, preferences and categorical percepts W. Richards, A. Jepson and J. Feldman; 5. Bayesian decision theory and psychophysics A. L. Yuille and H. H. Bulthoff; 6. Observer theory, Bayes theory, and psychophysics B. M. Bennett, D. D. Hoffman, C. Prakash and S. N. Richman; 7. Implications of a Bayesian formulation D. C. Knill, D. Kersten and P. Mamassian; 8. Shape from texture: ideal observers and human psychophysics A. Blake, H. H. Bulthoff and D. Sheinberg; 9. A computational theory for binocular stereopsis P. N. Belhumeur; 10. The generic viewpoint assumption in a Bayesian framework W. T. Freeman; 11. Experiencing and perceiving visual surfaces K. Nakayama and S. Shimojo; 12. The perception of shading and reflectance E. H. Adelson and A. P. Pentland; 13. Banishing the Homunculus H. Barlow.