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Low-resolution cues for guiding saccadic eye movements
Author(s): Michael J. Swain
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Paper Abstract

The high resolution field of view of the human eye only covers a tiny fraction of the total field of view. While this arrangement allows for great economy in computational resources, it forces the visual system to solve others that would not exist with a wide field of uniform high resolution. One of these problems is how to determine where to redirect the fovea given only the low-resolution information available in the periphery. The advent of spatially-variant receptor arrays for cameras has made it imperative that computational solutions to this problem be found. While the use of motion in this role is well accepted, color has been associated strongly with foveal vision. We show that color cues are well preserved under low resolution and illustrate an algorithm for locating objects based on color histograms that is both effective under low resolution and computationally efficient.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 1992
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1611, Sensor Fusion IV: Control Paradigms and Data Structures, (30 April 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.57942
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Michael J. Swain, Univ. of Chicago (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1611:
Sensor Fusion IV: Control Paradigms and Data Structures
Paul S. Schenker, Editor(s)

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