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Role Of The Retinex
Author(s): Edwin H. Land
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Paper Abstract

The retinex is the name given to each of four independent systems. Each of these uses a liaison between the whole area of the retina, the pathway to the cortex, and the cortex to generate what we call objects in the outer world. Each of the systems is rigorously independent of the others although the band of wavelengths used by each overlaps rather broadly the bands used by the others. The colors of the objects generated are determined by the comparison, presumably cortical, of the four different constructs produced by the four retinexes. Each of the retinexes associated with the left eye has a sister retinex associated with the right eye, and these pairs impose a geometric rigidity on the space created by the retinal-cortical system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 November 1980
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 0190, Los Alamos Conference on Optics 1979, (13 November 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.957794
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Edwin H. Land, Polaroid Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0190:
Los Alamos Conference on Optics 1979
Donald H. Liebenberg, Editor(s)

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