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Gray-level object segmentation with a network of FitzHugh-Nagumo oscillators

  • Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Publication date1997

In this paper we adopt a temporal coding approach to neuronal modeling of the visual cortex, using oscillations. We propose a hierarchy of three processing modules corresponding to different levels of representation. The first layer encodes the input image (stimulus) into an array of units, while the second layer consists of a network of FitzHugh-Nagumo oscillators. The dynamical behaviour of the coupled oscillators is rigorously investigated and a stimulus-driven synchronization theorem is derived. However, this module reveals itself insufficient to correctly encode and segregate different objects when they have similar gray-levels in the input image. Therefore, a third layer connected in a feedback loop with the oscillators is added. This ensures synchronization (resp. desynchronization) of neuron ensembles representing the same (resp. a different) object. Simulation results are presented using synthetic as well as real and noisy gray-level images.

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LABBI, Abderrahim, MILANESE, Ruggero, BOSCH, Holger. Gray-level object segmentation with a network of FitzHugh-Nagumo oscillators. In: Proceedings of the International Workshop on Artificial and Natural Neural Networks (IWANN′97), Lanzarote, Canary Islands. [s.l.] : Springer-Verlag, 1997. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science)
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