A geometric model for the functional circuits of the visual front-end

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Abstract

This paper reviews a biologically-inspired geometric model for the functional circuits of the visual front-end. An axiomatic approach is taken towards the filters and their tasks in early vision. A highdimensional Lie-group based approach models the convolutions of the receptive fields in a multi-scale, multi-orientation, multi-velocity, multispatial frequency, multi-disparity and multi-color framework. In these new, and essentially invertible, extra-dimensional expansions new geometric reasoning can be developed. They give a feasible approach to the understanding of context, Gestalt, and association fields and enable full exploitation of adaptive, geometry-driven strategies, such as for contour completion and convection. The high-dimensionality leads to high computational costs, but, just as in human vision, this can be solved by massively parallel implementations, which is one of the goals of the EU Human brain project.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBrain-Inspired Computing
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Workshop, BrainComp 2013, Cetraro, Italy, July 8-11, 2013, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsLucio Grandinetti, Thomas Lippert, Nicolai Petkov
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages35-50
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-12084-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-12083-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2013 International Workshop on Brain-Inspired Computing (BrainComp), July 8-11, 2013, Cetaro, Italy - Cetaro, Italy
Duration: 8 Jul 201311 Jul 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Volume8603
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Conference

Conference2013 International Workshop on Brain-Inspired Computing (BrainComp), July 8-11, 2013, Cetaro, Italy
Abbreviated titleBrainComp 2013
CountryItaly
CityCetaro
Period8/07/1311/07/13

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    ter Haar Romeny, B. M. (2014). A geometric model for the functional circuits of the visual front-end. In L. Grandinetti, T. Lippert, & N. Petkov (Eds.), Brain-Inspired Computing: International Workshop, BrainComp 2013, Cetraro, Italy, July 8-11, 2013, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 35-50). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 8603). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-12084-3_4