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date: 24 November 2017

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The recognition of biological motion and actions is a central visual function that requires the spatiotemporal integration of complex visual patterns. This function requires advanced mechanisms of pattern recognition and the organization of Gestalt patterns in space-time. The investigation of body motion perception has a long tradition in psychology. However, clear ideas about underlying neural and computational mechanisms, and their neural implementations, have only emerged recently. This research shows that body motion perception requires an integration of multiple visual processes, including Gestalt-like pattern formation, learning-based recognition, and the interaction between bottom-up and top-down processing.

Keywords: biological motion, action, recognition, body movements, perceptual organization of motion, grouping, learning, pathways

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