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Neural Computation

May 1994, Vol. 6, No. 3, Pages 390-404
(doi: 10.1162/neco.1994.6.3.390)
© 1994 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Computing Stereo Disparity and Motion with Known Binocular Cell Properties
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Abstract

Many models for stereo disparity computation have been proposed, but few can be said to be truly biological. There is also a rich literature devoted to physiological studies of stereopsis. Cells sensitive to binocular disparity have been found in the visual cortex, but it is not clear whether these cells could be used to compute disparity maps from stereograms. Here we propose a model for biological stereo vision based on known receptive field profiles of binocular cells in the visual cortex and provide the first demonstration that these cells could effectively solve random dot stereograms. Our model also allows a natural integration of stereo vision and motion detection. This may help explain the existence of units tuned to both disparity and motion in the visual cortex.