Re: detection and identification ("Richard J. Fabbri" )

Subject: Re: detection and identification
From:    "Richard J. Fabbri"  <fabbri(at)NETAXIS.COM>
Date:    Tue, 13 Oct 1998 10:17:16 -0400

Dan, >detection showed no decrement in performance during a divided >attention task whereas identification did show a loss in performance ... >Presumably, the identification mechanism used a limited attentional >resource (e.g., memory) whereas detection did not. ... This is "because" SOURCE separation precedes detection, i.e., you can NOT "detect" that which is not already available as being --- distinct-from --- an environment ! ... Whereas, detection precedes identification. ... Identification is simply a higher level of "detection" in which learned patterns vie for best-match among the dissimilar and the similar ... identification is best modelled (today's technology) as a self-organized neural map. Regards, Rich Fabbri McGill is running a new version of LISTSERV (1.8d on Windows NT). Information is available on the WEB at

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