17 May 2017 Analysis of retinal and cortical components of Retinex algorithms
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J. of Electronic Imaging, 26(3), 031208 (2017). doi:10.1117/1.JEI.26.3.031208
Abstract
Following Land and McCann’s first proposal of the Retinex theory, numerous Retinex algorithms that differ considerably both algorithmically and functionally have been developed. We clarify the relationships among various Retinex families by associating their spatial processing structures to the neural organizations in the retina and the primary visual cortex in the brain. Some of the Retinex algorithms have a retina-like processing structure (Land’s designator idea and NASA Retinex), and some show a close connection with the cortical structures in the primary visual area of the brain (two-dimensional L&M Retinex). A third group of Retinexes (the variational Retinex) manifests an explicit algorithmic relation to Wilson–Cowan’s physiological model. We intend to overview these three groups of Retinexes with the frame of reference in the biological visual mechanisms.
Jihyun Yeonan-Kim, Marcelo Bertalmío, "Analysis of retinal and cortical components of Retinex algorithms," Journal of Electronic Imaging 26(3), 031208 (17 May 2017). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JEI.26.3.031208 Submission: Received 24 October 2016; Accepted 26 April 2017
Submission: Received 24 October 2016; Accepted 26 April 2017
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Biological research

Algorithm development

Brain

Visualization

Algorithms

Retina

Structural design

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