Monday, June 18, 2007

Tiny Eye Movements Prove Necessary

The EyeRIS
platform at the Active Perception Laboratory of Boston University is
being used to understand and model the tiny, simple eye movements we
unknowingly use to aid vision. Small movements of the eye, along
with movements of our head and body, prevent us from maintaining a
static image. Since stable stimuli fade on the retina, it is thought
that the movements are used to improve the signaling received by the
brain and are an important part of vision processing. A proper
understanding of this could lead to improvements in robotic vision
sensors and processing algorithms.


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