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Behind the Looking-Glass: A Review on Human Symmetry Perception
Machine Learning Laboratory, Berlin Institute of Technology, Franklinstr. 28/29, Berlin, Germany
Received: 25 June 2010; in revised form: 13 July 2010 / Accepted: 19 July 2010 / Published: 22 July 2010
Abstract: The human visual system is highly proficient in extracting bilateral symmetry from visual input. This paper reviews empirical and theoretical work on human symmetry perception with a focus on recent issues such as its neural underpinnings. Symmetry detection is shown to be a versatile, ongoing visual process that interacts with other visual processes. Evidence seems to converge towards the idea that symmetry detection is subserved by a preprocessing stage involving spatial filters followed by information integration across the visual field in higher-tier cortical areas.
Keywords: symmetry processing; perception; vision; visual organization; perception models; review
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Treder, M.S. Behind the Looking-Glass: A Review on Human Symmetry Perception. Symmetry 2010, 2, 1510-1543.
Treder MS. Behind the Looking-Glass: A Review on Human Symmetry Perception. Symmetry. 2010; 2(3):1510-1543.
Treder, Matthias Sebastian. 2010. "Behind the Looking-Glass: A Review on Human Symmetry Perception." Symmetry 2, no. 3: 1510-1543.