CPS Seminar Speaker Jeremy Wolfe NMS 1.120

Contact Name: 
Jenna Whitney
Oct 15, 2007 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Center for Perceptual Systems Seminar Series
Visual Search: Is it a matter of life and death?

Presented by

br>Jeremy M. Wolfe
Professor of Ophthalmology
Harvard Medical School<

Monday 10/15/2007
12:00 PM
NMS 1.120

Abstract: Like Ga

ul this talk is divided into three parts:
1)%09Classic guidance in visu

al search: I will give an introduction to the problem of visual search and

to the Guided Search model that my lab has been working on for a number of

2)%09Guidance by scene properties: How do the rules of search cha

nge if we move from artificial search tasks to more realistic ones?

9Finally in an effort to convince you that my particular intellectual obse

ssions are in fact a matter of life and death. Important applied search t

asks like airport baggage screening and routine mammography are characteriz

ed by very rare targets (low prevalence). Low prevalence causes problems in
the lab. If these are problems in the field this could really be a matter
of life and death.