Image statistics and their processing in insect vision

Olga Dyakova, Karin Nordstrom

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    Natural scenes may appear random, but are not only constrained in space and time, but also show strong spatial and temporal correlations. Spatial constraints and correlations can be described by quantifying image statistics, which include intuitive measures such as contrast, color and luminance, but also parameters that need some type of transformation of the image. In this review we will discuss some common tools used to quantify spatial and temporal parameters of naturalistic visual input, and how these tools have been used to inform us about visual processing in insects. In particular, we will review findings that would not have been possible using conventional, experimenter defined stimuli.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)7-14
    Number of pages8
    JournalCurrent Opinion in Insect Science
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017


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