The extraction of image speed by the human visual system

Sieu Khuu

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[Truncated] One of the aims of vision research is to understand how the visual system extracts and processes different types of information present within the retinal image. The purpose of this thesis was to examine in detail the mechanisms underlying the detection of image motion, in particular those that function to recover the global speed of objects.
The thesis consists of eight chapters. In Chapter One, a literature review discussing relevant issues, as well as a brief overview of the structure of this study is presented. This is followed by the general methods (Chapter Two), which describes the psychophysical procedures, stimulus generation techniques, and technical specifications of the equipment used to conduct the experiments reported in the present study. In Chapters Three to Seven, a series of psychophysical investigations characterising the operation of mechanisms extracting speed information are reported. Lastly, in Chapter Eight a general discussion is presented highlighting the major findings of this study and their implications.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Publication statusUnpublished - 2002

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