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Kybernetik

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 1–16 | Cite as

Methoden zum Vergleich des Leistungsvermögens biologischer und technischer Systeme

  • W. von Seelen
  • H. -J. Reinig
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Summary

In this work the methods of the communication theory for binary detection, multiple detection and extraction are applied to biological systems. It is the objective of this investigation to compare the performance of optimal and biological systems in receiving signals superimposed by noise. The required mathematical relations and methods of measurements are derived.

In the second part of this work pattern recognition experiments (multiple detection) at the human visual system with stationary and time variant patterns are described. The comparison of the performance between optimal and biological system shows that the human visual system acts in a suboptimal way. From some other detection experiments it can be concluded that the recognition process is describable by spatial cross-correlation.

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© Springer-Verlag 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. von Seelen
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. -J. Reinig
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Informationsverarbeitung in Technik und Biologie der Fraunhofer-GesellschaftKarlsruhe
  2. 2.Battelle-Institut e. V.Frankfurt a. M. 90Deutschland

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