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Subject: Re: Boumas - vision
From: Ben Haskell <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Discussion of Type and Typographic Design <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 23 Feb 2001 02:14:34 -0800

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"Christopher R. Maden" wrote:
> This isn't quite accurate.  The human brain doesn't process things by
> specific look-ups, but by more generic "shapes".  I did some
> computer-vision recognition work in college, and it turns out that the
> Gaussian "shock" function of an outline[*] tends to uniquely identify an
> object regardless of light conditions and orientation.  This is why you can
> recognize your friend's face even if he's turned at a slightly different
> angle to you than he was when you first met him.

Well, wouldn't there be a huge look-up table where each entry of the
table is some "Gaussian shock function" (a term that I am not familiar
with) for its bouma?

-- Ben Haskell

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