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Experience can change the 'light-from-above' prior

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To interpret complex and ambiguous input, the human visual system uses prior knowledge or assumptions about the world. We show that the 'light-from-above' prior, used to extract information about shape from shading is modified in response to active experience with the scene. The resultant adaptation is not specific to the learned scene but generalizes to a different task, demonstrating that priors are constantly adapted by interactive experience with the environment.

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Adams, Wendy J., Graf, Erich W. and Ernst, Marc O. (2004) Experience can change the 'light-from-above' prior Nature Neuroscience, 7, (10), pp. 1057-1058. (doi:10.1038/nn1312).

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Published date: September 2004
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Local EPrints ID: 18306
ISSN: 1097-6256
PURE UUID: aba83112-2e53-4f24-a8d8-5f302fad99d0
ORCID for Wendy J. Adams: ORCID iD
ORCID for Erich W. Graf: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 17 Jan 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:36

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Author: Wendy J. Adams ORCID iD
Author: Erich W. Graf ORCID iD
Author: Marc O. Ernst

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