Thinker
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Recognition by Components

A third theory of object recognition--recognition-by-components theory--says that we recognize object not assembling its features in the way described in feature-analysis, but by assembling 3-dimensional components called "geons" in a particular way. This theory is similar to feature-analysis, but it differs in the types of parts that are assembled to compose the object.

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Bart Everson & Elliott Hammer, PhD