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Robert Green


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Robert Green


Temporal displacement of Global Shape Processing


My research is looking at the effects of temporal displacement on Global Shape Processing. Global Shape Processing is the combination of information around a contour enabling detection and discrimination of shape better than would be predicted by the summation of the local information alone. In other words our brains achieve increased sensitivity by using information from the entire shape rather than piecing together discrete local features (e.g. bumps, corners, straight lines etc). Using radial frequency patterns as stimuli we are able to change the duration over which a shape is seen and examine the resulting effect it has on this process.

Why my research is important

This research will help to provide further insight into the mechanisms involved in Global Shape Processing and mid-level vision. Practical applications include increased efficiency and sensitivity of computer vision


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