Random switching and optimal processing in the perception of ambiguous signals

William Bialek, Michael Deweese

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Abstract

The optimal interpretation of noisy data is a compromise between the data and our prior expectations. In the case of ambiguous signals, like the Necker cube, trajectories of the optimal interpretation map to configurations of a random field Ising model. This analogy provides at least a qualitative account of several robust phenomena in human perception of ambiguous stimuli.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3077-3080
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume74
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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