Near-optimal integration of facial form and motion

Katharina Dobs, Wei Ji Ma, Leila Reddy

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Human perception consists of the continuous integration of sensory cues pertaining to the same object. While it has been fairly well shown that humans use an optimal strategy when integrating low-level cues proportional to their relative reliability, the integration processes underlying high-level perception are much less understood. Here we investigate cue integration in a complex high-level perceptual system, the human face processing system. We tested cue integration of facial form and motion in an identity categorization task and found that an optimal model could successfully predict subjects' identity choices. Our results suggest that optimal cue integration may be implemented across different levels of the visual processing hierarchy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number11002
JournalScientific reports
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017

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