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  Redundancy Reduction in Natural Images: Quantifying the Effect of Orientation Selectivity and Contrast Gain Control

Sinz, F., & Bethge, M. (2008). Redundancy Reduction in Natural Images: Quantifying the Effect of Orientation Selectivity and Contrast Gain Control. Poster presented at Gordon Research Conference: Sensory Coding & The Natural Environment 2008, Lucca, Italy.

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Sinz, F1, 2, Author              
Bethge, M1, 2, Author              
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1Research Group Computational Vision and Neuroscience, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society, ou_1497805              
2Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society, Spemannstrasse 38, 72076 Tübingen, DE, ou_1497794              

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 Abstract: The two most prominent features of early visual processing are orientation selective filtering and contrast gain control. While the effect of orientation selectivity can be assessed within in a linear model, contrast gain control is an inherently nonlinear computation. Here we employ the class of L_p elliptically contoured distributions to investigate the extent to which the two features, orientation selectivity and contrast gain control, are suited to model the statistics of natural images. Within this model we find that contrast gain control can play a significant role for the removal of redundancies in natural images. Orientation selectivity, in contrast, has only a very limited potential for linear redundancy reduction.

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 Dates: 2008-08
 Publication Status: Published online
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Title: Gordon Research Conference: Sensory Coding & The Natural Environment 2008
Place of Event: Lucca, Italy
Start-/End Date: 2008-07-27 - 2008-08-01

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