Chapter 2 Eye/LGN Model

The eye is not satisfied with seeing.

—Solomon

Overview

In this chapter we model a synthetic eye and a synthetic lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN), following standard eye anatomy [16][1] and basic neuroscience covered in [1] Chapters 9 and 10. First, we develop the eye model emphasizing key eye anatomy features, along with types of image processing operations that are biologically plausible. Next, we discuss the LGN and its primary functions, such as assembling optical information from the eyes into images and plausible LGN image processing enhancements performed in response to feedback from the visual cortex. We posit that the LGN performs image assembly and local region segmentations, which we implement in the VGM.

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