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Neural Computation

July 1992, Vol. 4, No. 4, Pages 559-572
(doi: 10.1162/neco.1992.4.4.559)
© 1992 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Understanding Retinal Color Coding from First Principles
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Abstract

A previously proposed theory of visual processing, based on redundancy reduction, is used to derive the retinal transfer function including color. The predicted kernels show the nontrivial mixing of space-time with color coding observed in experiments. The differences in color-coding between species are found to be due to differences among the chromatic autocorrelators for natural scenes in different environments.