Aug. 10, 2020

​​​​Computational vision scientist, our Prof. Ohad Ben-Shahar, who studies vision by but also outside the computer, has recently co-authored and presented a unique research about the applicability of visual attention theories in non human animals. The work that featured in a special issue of the Journal Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, received some popular media attention as during the Digital Week of the Psychonomic Society, all part of the anniversary celebration of Anne Treisman’s Feature Integration Theory (FIT). Together with colleague Ronen Segev, and the graduate student Adam Reichenthal, this work described how certain visual capacities are very similar in humans and the archerfish, whose brain structures are far different. The computational implications, both in biology and technology, are now being investigated.