Teaching Material: PSY3310/Human vision as frequency filters

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teaching vision


  • The reconstruction of Mona Lisa video.
  • A blog post I wrote about the Fourier transform trick.
  • Youtube video: Nobel laureates David Hubel and Torsten Wiesel recording neurons in cat’s V1.

Suggested readings: Fourier transform

  • An introduction to two-dimensional fast Fourier transforms and their applications by Rzeszotarski et al. (1983).
  • Fourier transforms and frequency-domain processing (Chapter 5 of Fundamentals of Digital Image Processing: A Practical Approach with Examples in Matlab by Solomon & Breckon, 2011)

Suggested readings: programming

Suggested readings: psychology and neuroscience

  • Textbook: Foundations of Vision (1995) by Brian Wandell (read Chapter 7)
  • Spatial Vision (1988) by Russell De Valois and Karen De Valois.

Interesting stuff:

Review papers:

  • De Valois RL & De Valois KK (1980) Spatial vision. Ann. Rev. Psychol. 31, 309-41.