Human brain identifies objects based on statistics
Study results suggest that the brain acts like a pickpocket.
- Just as pickpockets anticipate what an object is just by touching it, the human brain anticipates what an object in a shop's window display will feel like just by looking at it.
“We’re looking at how the brain takes in the continuous flow of information it receives and segments it into objects. The common view is that the brain receives specialised cues: such as edges or occlusions, about where one thing ends and another thing begins, but we’ve found that the brain is a really smart statistical machine: it looks for patterns and finds building blocks to construct objects." - Professor Máté Lengyel; Cambridge Department of Engineering.