The word percept has a Latin root, i.e. perceptum. It refers to the perception of an object or more generally to the perception of visual phenomena. The human visual system is one of the most important parts of our central nervous system. It gives us the ability to detect and to interpret visual information of our visual environment. The understanding of the mechanisms taking place in the visual system as well as our ability to reproduce them, from a computational standpoint, is a huge challenge.
PERCEPT team aims to understand and to express algorithmically complex phenomena taking place in our visual system. We expect this project to provide decisive results in order to improve the design of new and innovative multimedia applications.