Parallel model of the kinetic depth effect using local computations

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This paper defines a new model for the kinetic depth effect for multidot stimuli. The calculation is performed in a cooperative-competitive network, described as a relaxation labeling process. The process involves a local iterative computation to meet best the constraints indicated by image cues to depth. Given a constraint that prefers interdot distances in three dimensions to remain constant (local rigidity), the model becomes a local parallel computation of the Ullman incremental-rigidity scheme. Several simulations of the model are described, including some in which additional cues are combined with the changing-dot-position cue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)864-877
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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