How the retina works

Wil Hadden ask at me.com
Fri Jul 2 13:08:00 EST 2004


"Mike Tyner" <mtyner at mindspring.com> wrote in message
news:0U%Ec.22141$bs4.21790 at newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
>
> "Wil Hadden" <ask at me.com> wrote
>
> > I'm currently at the stage of researching whether my plans make ant sense!
> > Basically I don't want to be spiralling off doing research on retinas at
> least until I
> > know there's merit in building a simplistic model.
> > To that end I currently need an overview of the various layers.
>
> It would be useful to review research into the various "entoptic" phenomena
> like afterimages, color persistence, and edge detection, as well as
> comparative animal physiology.
>
> Simpler models are preferred, as long as they explain the observed
> phenomena.
>
> -MT
>
>

That is exactly what I am trying to model, I have more of an interest in edge detection
than in the make up of the retina in a physiological sense.

Do you know of any models I could look at?

Wil



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