Functional Architecture of the Visual Cortex and Variational Models for Kanizsa’s Modal Subjective Contours

  • Jean Petitot
Part of the Theory and Decision Library A: book series (TDLA, volume 38)


Due to the very strong geometrical structure of the functional architecture (hyper-columns, pinwheels, horizontal connections), the neural implementation of Kanizsa’s contours is deeply linked with sophisticated structures belonging to what is called contact geometry and with variational models analogue to models already well known in physics.


Singular Point Visual Cortex Base Space Contact Structure Simple Cell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean Petitot
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  1. 1.CREAParisFrance

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