Learning Objectives

  1. Contrast feature and structural theories of pattern recognition.
  2. Explain how Sperling’s partial-report technique contributed to understanding characteristics of the visual sensory store.
  3. Explain how the word superiority effect determines why a letter in a word is better recognized than a letter by itself.
  4. Discuss the goals of understanding scenes and the applications of deep neural networks.
  5. Describe how visual disorders have increased our knowledge of neural pathways.