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Visual cortex and the Retinex algorithm
Author(s): Jack D. Cowan; Paul C. Bressloff
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Paper Abstract

Optical imaging has revealed that the visual cortex is the site of numerous functional maps associated with visual objects such as their position in the visual field, the local orientation of their contours, their texture and surface properties, and some aspects of their color. We show how such functional or feature maps may be used to analyze how visual objects may be represented by integrated neural population activity, and how such activity may embody algorithms similar to the Retinex algorithm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 May 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4662, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging VII, (30 May 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.469524
Show Author Affiliations
Jack D. Cowan, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Paul C. Bressloff, Univ. of Utah (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4662:
Human Vision and Electronic Imaging VII
Bernice E. Rogowitz; Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas, Editor(s)

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