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Modeling the processing and perception of visual motion

Chapter


Abstract


  • The processing of motion information is a fundamental and elementary function in biological visual systems. Perception of depth, segregation of objects, discrimination of figure from the ground, and detection of moving objects are a few tasks among many others that rely on visual motion perception; see (Nakayama 1985) for a review. Sophisticated mechanisms for extracting and utilizing motion information exist even in simple animals. For example, the ordinary housefly can separate a moving object from its surround on the basis of motion information alone (Egelhaaf 1985; Reichardt 1986; Reichardt and Poggio 1979). The frog does not recognize a dead insect as food; however, the frog has efficient “bug-detection” mechanisms that respond selectively to small, dark objects moving across its visual field (Lettvin et al. 1959).

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Bouzerdoum, A., & Pinter, R. B. (2017). Modeling the processing and perception of visual motion. In Sensory Neural Networks: Lateral Inhibition (pp. 47-68). doi:10.1201/9780203710418

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781138105461

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-2642713385

Web Of Science Accession Number


Book Title


  • Sensory Neural Networks: Lateral Inhibition

Start Page


  • 47

End Page


  • 68

Abstract


  • The processing of motion information is a fundamental and elementary function in biological visual systems. Perception of depth, segregation of objects, discrimination of figure from the ground, and detection of moving objects are a few tasks among many others that rely on visual motion perception; see (Nakayama 1985) for a review. Sophisticated mechanisms for extracting and utilizing motion information exist even in simple animals. For example, the ordinary housefly can separate a moving object from its surround on the basis of motion information alone (Egelhaaf 1985; Reichardt 1986; Reichardt and Poggio 1979). The frog does not recognize a dead insect as food; however, the frog has efficient “bug-detection” mechanisms that respond selectively to small, dark objects moving across its visual field (Lettvin et al. 1959).

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Bouzerdoum, A., & Pinter, R. B. (2017). Modeling the processing and perception of visual motion. In Sensory Neural Networks: Lateral Inhibition (pp. 47-68). doi:10.1201/9780203710418

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781138105461

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-2642713385

Web Of Science Accession Number


Book Title


  • Sensory Neural Networks: Lateral Inhibition

Start Page


  • 47

End Page


  • 68