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Contour detection based on the contextual modulation of non-classical receptive field facilitation and suppression
Author(s): Jie Xiao; Zhaoli Guo; Chao Cai
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Paper Abstract

Outside the classical receptive field (CRF), there exists a broad non-classical receptive field (NCRF). The response of the central neuron is affected not only by the stimulus inside the CRF, but also modulated by the stimulus surrounding it. The contextual modulation is mediated by horizontal connections across the visual cortex. In this paper, a contour detection method inspired by the visual mechanism in the primary visual cortex (V1) is proposed. The method is divided in three steps. Firstly, the response of every single visual neuron in V1 is computed by local energy. Secondly, the facilitation and suppression (the contextual influence) on a neuron through horizontal interactions are obtained by constructing a two neighbor modulating functions. Finally, the total output response of one neuron to complex visual stimuli is acquired by combing the influence of local visual context on the neuron and energy response by itself. We tested it on natural image and encouraging results were acquired.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 2013
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8918, MIPPR 2013: Automatic Target Recognition and Navigation, 89180P (26 October 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2031316
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Jie Xiao, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Wuchang Univ. of Technology (China)
Zhaoli Guo, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Chao Cai, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8918:
MIPPR 2013: Automatic Target Recognition and Navigation
Tianxu Zhang; Nong Sang, Editor(s)

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