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  • Vol. 70, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1980
  • pp: 1121–1126

Spatiotemporal characteristics of visual mechanisms: excitatory-inhibitory model

Christina A. Burbeck and D. H. Kelly  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 70, Issue 9, pp. 1121-1126 (1980)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.70.001121


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Abstract

The stabilized spatiotemporal threshold response surface can be modeled as the linear difference between the threshold response surfaces of two mechanisms, each of which is simply the product of a spatial and a temporal frequency response curve. With no free parameters, the resulting model is shown to be a good fit to available data.

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Christina A. Burbeck and D. H. Kelly, "Spatiotemporal characteristics of visual mechanisms: excitatory-inhibitory model," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 70, 1121-1126 (1980)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-70-9-1121


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References

  1. D. H. Kelly, "New stimuli in vision," in Abbilden und Sehen, Proceedings of the 6th meeting of the International Commission for Optics, edited by H. Schrober and R. Rohler, Munich, 1962, pp. 119–126 (unpublished).
  2. D. H. Kelly, "Frequency doubling in visual responses," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 56, 1628–1633 (1966).
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  5. D. H. Kelly, "Adaptation effects on spatio-temporal sine-wave thresholds," Vision Res. 12, 89–101 (1972).
  6. D. H. Kelly, "Motion and vision. II. Stabilized spatiotemporal threshold surface," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 69, 1340—1349 (1979).
  7. J. J. Koenderink and A. J. Van Doorn, "Spatiotemporal contrast detection threshold surface is bimodal," Opt. Lett. 4, 32–34 (1979).
  8. For the origin of this term, see Flicker, edited by H. E. Henkes and L. H. van der Tweel (Junk, The Hague, 1964).
  9. For the present purpose we use the term mechanism to represent any realizable system that has the given spatial and temporal properties. Other than this, no specific physiological implications are intended.
  10. See Figs. 9, 10, and 14 of Ref. 6.

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