, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp 155–162 | Cite as

Texture matching

  • Whitman Richards
  • Andres Polit


All one-dimensional textures can be constructed by suitable combinations of sine waves, by use of Fourier methods. Rather than requiring an infinite series to match the perceptions of all such textures, however, the human observer needs only four suitably chosen spatial frequencies mixed together in the correct proportions. This result implies that one-dimensional texture perception is based upon four physiological spatial filters.


Fourier Sine Spatial Frequency Sine Wave Human Observer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Whitman Richards
    • 1
  • Andres Polit
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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