How the retina works

Scott Seidman namdiesttocs at mindspring.com
Fri Jul 2 17:58:50 EST 2004


"Wil Hadden" <ask at me.com> wrote in news:2klmk3F3n579U1 at uni-berlin.de:

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> "Mike Tyner" <mtyner at mindspring.com> wrote in message
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>> "Wil Hadden" <ask at me.com> wrote
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>> > 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
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>>
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> 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. 
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> Do you know of any models I could look at?
> 
> Wil
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Definately pick up "Vision" by Marr.  He uses "primitives" available at 
the ganglion cell layer, and arranges them to detect more features, like 
edges.  Good stuff.

Scott



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