Nobel laureate David Hubel studied visual perception

Denise Gellene, CC BY, Sept 26, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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Another in the long line of Canadian-born and trained scientists and psychologists of perception, David Hubel studied the development of perception and cognition. He showed how neural networks rewire themselves to extract features from sensory data, such as vision; these features are later assembed to produce the perceptions we experience day to day. I studied Hubel's work while I was in graaduate school, and his understanding of visual perception was influential on my own thinking about learning and inference. Hubel died this week at the age of 87. Learn More.

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