Whatever happened to object-centered representations?

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)peer-review

6 Citations (Scopus)


David Marr's approach to the study of vision has been tremendously influential. However, the approach proposes the goal of computing invariant shape descriptions from imagebased information, a task that appears implausible, given the tremendous variation that can occur between images displaying a single object. Theorists in the field of three-dimensional object recognition have rejected the approach of computing object-centered representations, and instead propose representations of objects from the perspective of a viewer. If object-centered descriptions of objects exist in the brain, they are more likely to underlie motor interaction with objects rather than visual object understanding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1153-1162
Number of pages10
Issue number9
Early online date1 Jan 2012
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Mental rotation
  • Object perception
  • Object recognition
  • Shape constancy
  • Shape perception


Dive into the research topics of 'Whatever happened to object-centered representations?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this