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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2007
  • pp: 278–293

Multilevel isotrigon textures

Ted Maddess, Yoshinori Nagai, Jonathan D. Victor, and Ryan R. L. Taylor  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 24, Issue 2, pp. 278-293 (2007)

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To date a small palette of isotrigon textures have been available to study how the brain uses higher-order spatial correlation information. We introduce several hundred new isotrigon textures. Special modulation properties are illustrated that can be used to extract neural responses to higher-order spatial correlations. We also ask how many textures make an adequate training set and how representative individual examples are of their texture class. Human discrimination of 90 of these patterns was quantified. Modeling those responses shows that humanlike performance can be obtained providing a fourth-order classifier is used, although more than one mechanism is required.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(330.0330) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision, color, and visual optics
(330.4060) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision modeling
(330.5000) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision - patterns and recognition
(330.5510) Vision, color, and visual optics : Psychophysics
(330.7310) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision

ToC Category:
Vision, Color, and Visual Optics

Original Manuscript: January 3, 2006
Revised Manuscript: August 3, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 9, 2006

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Ted Maddess, Yoshinori Nagai, Jonathan D. Victor, and Ryan R. L. Taylor, "Multilevel isotrigon textures," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 24, 278-293 (2007)

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