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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1999
  • pp: 2059–2068

Biologically inspired local motion detector architecture

R. Beare and A. Bouzerdoum  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 16, Issue 9, pp. 2059-2068 (1999)

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A new directionally sensitive motion detection system is proposed that is capable of detecting local motion without any significant preprocessing. It has a delay-and-compare structure like that of the Reichardt detector but uses as its basic building block the shunting inhibition neural model. It is therefore called the local inhibitory motion detector. Furthermore, an array of such detectors exhibits adaptive responses akin to those observed in motion-sensitive biological neurons.

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OCIS Codes
(330.4150) Vision, color, and visual optics : Motion detection
(330.7320) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision adaptation

Original Manuscript: July 23, 1998
Revised Manuscript: March 2, 1999
Manuscript Accepted: March 2, 1999
Published: September 1, 1999

R. Beare and A. Bouzerdoum, "Biologically inspired local motion detector architecture," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 16, 2059-2068 (1999)

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