A study of the brain's transfer function for edge perception

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dc.contributor.advisor Granger, Edward
dc.contributor.author Fink, Charles G.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-27T14:24:38Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-27T14:24:38Z
dc.date.issued 1987-04-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/11189
dc.description.abstract A concept was developed and a computer program was designed and implemented to model the eye, the brain, and the perception system. These models were used to study edge transformation through the human visual system. The eye model was developed using optical spread and neural sampling data along with different inhibition distributions. The effects of lateral inhibition on retinal edge response were studied and hypothetical brain transfer functions were calculated. The results of this study indicate that no single mechanism or linear model can explain both the sinewave response and edge perception for the human visual system. The eye and brain models were also used to predict edge perception. The applications and limitations of computer modeling are demonstrated for both human vision phenomena as well as artificial vision system development. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Visual perception en_US
dc.subject Mathematical models en_US
dc.subject.lcc QP491.F56 1987
dc.subject.lcsh Visual perception--Mathematical models en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Optical transfer function en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Physiological optics--Mathematical models en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Visual perception--Computer programs en_US
dc.title A study of the brain's transfer function for edge perception en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.college College of Graphic Arts and Photography en_US
dc.description.department Center for Imaging Sciences en_US
dc.contributor.advisorChair Brouwer, Willem
dc.contributor.advisorChair Smith, David
dc.contributor.advisorChair Williams, David
dc.description.school Rochester Institute of Technology en_US

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