- Neural mechanisms for the recognition of biological movements
Martin A Giese
Laboratory for Action Representation and Learning, Department of Cognitive Neurology, University Clinic Tübingen, Spemannstrasse 34, D 72076 Tubingen, Germany
Nat Rev Neurosci 4:179-92. 2003
..We review the main experimental findings and discuss possible neural mechanisms, and show that a learning-based, feedforward model provides a neurophysiologically plausible and consistent summary of many key experimental results...
- Measurement of generalization fields for the recognition of biological motion
M A Giese
Center for Biological and Computational Learning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Vision Res 42:1847-58. 2002
..We conclude that the visual system shows generalization within classes of motion patterns with similar basic structure, such as bipedal locomotion...
- Critical features for the recognition of biological motion
Department of Cognitive Neurology, Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, University Clinic, Tubingen, Germany
J Vis 5:348-60. 2005
..The computationally challenging reconstruction of precise position information from degraded stimuli might not be required...
- Biophysiologically plausible implementations of the maximum operation
Angela J Yu
Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, University College London, London WC1N 3AR, UK
Neural Comput 14:2857-81. 2002
..Through simulations and mathematical analysis, we compare the performance and robustness of these mechanisms. We derive experimentally verifiable predictions for each model and discuss the relevant physiological considerations...
- Nonvisual motor training influences biological motion perception
Laboratory for Action Representation and Learning, Department of Cognitive Neurology, Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, University Clinic Tübingen, Schaffhausenstr 113, D 72072 Tubingen, Germany
Curr Biol 16:69-74. 2006
..These results prove, for the first time, that motor learning has a direct and highly selective influence on visual action recognition that is not mediated by visual learning...
- Norm-based face encoding by single neurons in the monkey inferotemporal cortex
David A Leopold
Max Planck Institut für biologische Kybernetik, Spemannstrasse 38, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
Nature 442:572-5. 2006
..As such, these findings link the tuning of neurons in the inferotemporal cortex to psychological models of face identity perception...
- Learning to discriminate complex movements: biological versus artificial trajectories
Laboratory for Action Representation and Learning, Department of Cognitive Neurology, Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, University Clinic, Tubingen, Germany
J Vis 6:791-804. 2006
..This process seems to operate independently of the consistency of the patterns with biologically relevant body shapes but seems to require the compatibility of the learned movements with a global underlying shape...
- Neural representations of kinematic laws of motion: evidence for action-perception coupling
Departments of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Neurobiology, and Physics of Complex Systems, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot 76100, Israel
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:20582-7. 2007
..These findings suggest that cortical motion representations are optimally tuned to the kinematic and geometrical invariants characterizing biological actions...