A dynamical model of priming and repetition blindness

Part of Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 5 (NIPS 1992)

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Daphne Bavelier, Michael Jordan


We describe a model of visual word recognition that accounts for several aspects of the temporal processing of sequences of briefly presented words. The model utilizes a new representation for writ(cid:173) ten words, based on dynamic time warping and multidimensional scaling. The visual input passes through cascaded perceptual, com(cid:173) parison, and detection stages. We describe how these dynamical processes can account for several aspects of word recognition, in(cid:173) cluding repetition priming and repetition blindness.