Cornell Cognitive Studies Symposium

Statistical Learning across Cognition

Insights into Statistical Learning through an Understanding of the Statistical Structure of the Visual World

David Field
Cornell University


Our sensory world is, statistically speaking, a highly predictable place. Out of the possible set of events that could happen, only a tiny fraction have any significant probability of occuring. It should not come as a surprise that our sensory systems are well tuned to this statistical structure. In this talk, these statistical regularities will be viewed in terms of the constraints they impose on statistical learning and we will explore the possible biological origin of these constraints.


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