Brightness Illusions as Optimal Percepts - Technical Report: NUIM-CS-TR-2006-02

Jaramillo, Santiago and Pearlmutter, Barak A. (2006) Brightness Illusions as Optimal Percepts - Technical Report: NUIM-CS-TR-2006-02. Technical Report. National University of Ireland Maynooth. (Unpublished)

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We show that Mach bands and a number of other low-level brightness illusions can be accounted for by assuming that the perceptual system performs simple Bayesian inference using a Gaussian image prior with noisy retinal gangion cells. This theory accounts for phenomena which have proven problematic for simple energy-based and lateral-interaction models while avoiding the complexities of mid-level vision theories that involve the estimation of structure and albedo.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Additional Information: Supported by US NSF CAREER 97-02-311, the MIND Institute, an equipment grant from Intel corporation, a gift from the NEC Research Institute, and Science Foundation Ireland grant 00/PI.1/C067.
Keywords: Brightness Illusions; Optimal Percepts; MACH Bands; Gaussian image; Bayesian inference;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
Item ID: 2315
Depositing User: Barak Pearlmutter
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2010 15:17
Publisher: National University of Ireland Maynooth
Funders: US NSF CAREER 97-02-311, MIND Institute, Intel corporation (equipment grant), NEC Research Institute, Science Foundation Ireland grant 00/PI.1/C067

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