How the retina works
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Fri Jul 2 17:58:50 EST 2004
"Wil Hadden" <ask at me.com> wrote in news:2klmk3F3n579U1 at uni-berlin.de:
> "Mike Tyner" <mtyner at mindspring.com> wrote in message
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>> "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
> 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
> Do you know of any models I could look at?
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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.
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