Computational Models of Visual Processing
The more than twenty contributions in this book, all new and previously unpublished, provide an up-to-date survey of contemporary research on computational modeling of the visual system. The approaches represented range from neurophysiology to psychophysics, and from retinal function to the analysis of visual cues to motion, color, texture, and depth. The contributions are linked thematically by a consistent consideration of the links between empirical data and computational models in the study of visual function.
An introductory chapter by Edward Adelson and James Bergen gives a new and elegant formalization of the elements of early vision. Subsequent sections treat receptors and sampling, models of neural function, detection and discrimination, color and shading, motion and texture, and 3D shape. Each section is introduced by a brief topical review and summary.
Edward H. Adelson, Albert J. Ahumada, Jr., James R. Bergen, David G. Birch, David H. Brainard, Heinrich H. Bülthoff, Charles Chubb, Nancy J. Coletta, Michael D'Zmura, John P. Frisby, Norma Graham, Norberto M. Grzywacz, P. William Haake, Michael J. Hawken, David J. Heeger, Donald C. Hood, Elizabeth B. Johnston, Daniel Kersten, Michael S. Landy, Peter Lennie, J. Stephen Mansfield, J. Anthony Movshon, Jacob Nachmias, Andrew J. Parker, Denis G. Pelli, Stephen B. Pollard, R. Clay Reid, Robert Shapley, Carlo L. M. Tiana, Brian A. Wandell, Andrew B. Watson, David R. Williams, Hugh R. Wilson, Yuede. Yang, Alan L. Yuille
About the Editors
Michael S. Landy is Associate Professor of Psychology at New York University.
J. Anthony Movshon is Professor of Neural Science and Psychology and Director of the Center for Neural Science.
Formerly, the most fruitful physical approach to the visual system was to regard it as an optical instrument connected to a box of incomprehensible wizardry. Here it is successfully treated as an optical instrument upon whose output computations of an experimentally testable nature are performed. This radical change of viewpoint opens up a whole new range of questions and is likely to mark a turning point in the history of the subject, and perhaps in the whole of psychology."”
—Horace Barlow, Physiological Laboratory, Cambridge
—Ken Nakayama, Professor of Psychology, Harvard University