A multiscale dynamic routing circuit for forming size- and position-invariant object representations

Bruno A. Olshausen, Charles H. Anderson, David C. Van Essen

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We describe a neural model for forming size- and position-invariant representations of visual objects. The model is based on a previously proposed dynamic routing circuit that remaps selected portions of an input array into an object-centered reference frame. Here, we show how a multiscale representation may be incorporated at the input stage of the model, and we describe the control architecture and dynamics for a hierarchical, multistage routing circuit. Specific neurobiological substrates and mechanisms for the model are proposed, and a number of testable predictions are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-62
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Computational Neuroscience
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1995


  • attention
  • invariance
  • multiscale
  • recognition
  • routing

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