Long range interactions between oriented texture elements

S. Sabina Wolfson, Michael S. Landy

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Long range interactions between texture elements (short, oriented line segments) were examined. Specifically, we studied the influence of a background array of texture elements on the detectability of a target element (separated from the background by an intermediate textured region) using textures like those of Caputo (Vis. Res. 1996, 36, 2815-2826). We found that, in general, when the background elements were oriented orthogonally to the target element, detection of the target element was better than when the background elements had the same orientation as the target element. We discuss these interactions in terms of inhibitory and excitatory connections between orientation and spatial frequency selective linear filters (e.g. filters which mimic VI simple cells) which would respond to the individual texture elements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)933-945
Number of pages13
JournalVision research
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 14 1999


  • Long range interactions
  • Texture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems

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