Imperial College London

Professor Yiannis Demiris

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Professor of Human-Centred Robotics, Head of ISN
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 6300y.demiris Website

 
 
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Location

 

1014Electrical EngineeringSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@inproceedings{Fischer:2018,
author = {Fischer, T and Demiris, Y},
title = {A computational model for embodied visual perspective taking: from physical movements to mental simulation},
url = {http://www.visionmeetscognition.org/fpic2018/papers/05%20A%20Computational%20Model%20for%20Embodied%20Visual%20Perspective%20Taking%20-%20From%20Physical%20Movements%20to%20Mental%20Simulation.pdf},
year = {2018}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - CPAPER
AB - To understand people and their intentions, humans have developed the ability to imagine their surroundings from another visual point of view. This cognitive ability is called perspective taking and has been shown to be essential in child development and social interactions. However, the precise cognitive mechanisms underlying perspective taking remain to be fully understood. Here we present a computa- tional model that implements perspective taking as a mental simulation of the physical movements required to step into the other point of view. The visual percept after each mental simulation step is estimated using a set of forward models. Based on our experimental results, we propose that a visual attention mechanism explains the response times reported in human visual perspective taking experiments. The model is also able to generate several testable predictions to be explored in further neurophysiological studies.
AU - Fischer,T
AU - Demiris,Y
PY - 2018///
TI - A computational model for embodied visual perspective taking: from physical movements to mental simulation
UR - http://www.visionmeetscognition.org/fpic2018/papers/05%20A%20Computational%20Model%20for%20Embodied%20Visual%20Perspective%20Taking%20-%20From%20Physical%20Movements%20to%20Mental%20Simulation.pdf
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/60434
ER -