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18 October 1999 Image characterization based on the mammalian visual cortex
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A proposal for a model of the primary visual cortex is reported. It is structured with the basis of a simple unit cell able to perform fourteen pairs of different boolean functions corresponding to the two possible inputs. As a first step, a model of the retina is presented. Different types of responses, according to the different possibilities of interconnecting the building blocks, have been obtained. These responses constitute the basis for an initial configuration of the mammalian primary visual cortex. Some qualitative functions, as symmetry or size of an optical input, have been obtained. A proposal to extend this model to some higher functions, concludes the paper.
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Jose Antonio Martin-Pereda and Ana P. Gonzalez-Marcos "Image characterization based on the mammalian visual cortex", Proc. SPIE 3808, Applications of Digital Image Processing XXII, (18 October 1999);

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