Missed Part 1? Catch up here. Coniuncta is an interdisciplinary research team founded in Warsaw University of Technology by professor Robert[…]Read more
Category: Computational Attention
Any animal from the tiniest insect to humans is perfectly able to “pay attention”. Attention is the first step of perception which analyses the outer real world and turns into the inner conscious representation of this world. Moreover, even during dreaming phases known as REM (rapid eye movements), this eye activity proves that the attentional mechanism is at work. Attention seems to be associated with life: where is no attention there is no life. This crucial process for our survival is the key of perception and the first step to consciousness.In this series, we will show how this mechanism can be measured, modeled in computer science, what are its applications and how it can change the way computers “perceive” the data.
Applications of Saliency Models – Part Three
The third category of attention-based applications concerns abnormality processing. Some applications go further than the use of the simple detection of the areas of interest. They use comparisons between the areas on the saliency maps…Read more
Applications of Saliency Models – Part Two
In this section we focus on a second category of applications based on the locations having the lowest saliency scores. Those areas correspond with repeating and less informative regions, which might be easily compressed…Read more
Applications of Saliency Models – Part One
Attention modeling: a huge range of applications. The applications of saliency maps are numerous and they can occur in many[…]Read more
Attention in computer science – Part 2
In the previous part we mainly dealt with visibility models and static saliency models of attention. But the notion of[…]Read more
How to measure attention?
There are a lot of ways to measure attention. Some, mainly in psychology, are more qualitative and use questionnaires and[…]Read more
What is attention? – Part 2: From neuroscience to computer science
Attention: the technology comes in After the 1980th “crisis” in attention research, two different communities appeared in the study of[…]Read more
What is attention? – Part 1: From philosophy to psychology
A short history of attention: Human attention is an obvious phenomenon which is active during every single moment of awareness.[…]Read more
Why computers should be attentive?
Any animal  from the tiniest insect  to humans is perfectly able to “pay attention”. Attention is the first[…]Read more