, Volume 48, Issue 3, pp 139-147

A model for the monocular line orientation analyzer

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A model for monocular line perception by humanSs is based on three basic assumptions: (a) the line's inclination is coded by the maximally excited orientation detector's number; (b) the inclination of the perceived line is equivocally determined by the excitation vector in the subjective space; (c) the analyzer has a maximum differential sensitivity over the whole range of the line inclinations. This simple model for the line inclination analyzer, taking into account the optimization of its sensitivity, provides incomplex explanations for a wide range of psychophysical and neurophysiological data obtained from human and animal experiments.