Understanding visual perception by studying texture matching in camouflaging cuttlefish

Research report (imported) 2021 - Max Planck Institute for Brain Research

Gilles Laurent
Neuronale Systeme, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt am Main
Our visual ability to separate objects from background depends greatly on detecting local discontinuities of motion, color, contrast or texture. Computing the characteristics of a texture is surprisingly difficult, as confirmed by the hundreds of thousands of trials that neural networks require to “learn” them. Yet our brains segment and differentiate textures without apparent effort. Our research aims to understand how this is done, using cephalopods’s unique ability to camouflage.

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