9.675 The Development of Object and Face Recognition

As taught in: Spring 2006

Infant peering at father.

Infants' visual acuity improves dramatically during the first year after birth. (Image by of Tarzen on Flickr.)

Level:

Graduate

Instructors:

Prof. Pawan Sinha

Course Description

This course takes a 'back to the beginning' view that aims to better understand the end result. What might be the developmental processes that lead to the organization of 'booming, buzzing confusions' into coherent visual objects? This course examines key experimental results and computational proposals pertinent to the discovery of objects in complex visual inputs. The structure of the course is designed to get students to learn and to focus on the genre of study as a whole; to get a feel for how science is done in this field.