Visual perception of stochastic resonance

Enrico Simonotto, Massimo Riani, Charles Seife, Mark Roberts, Jennifer Twitty, Frank Moss

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    Stochastic resonance can be used as a measuring tool to quantify the ability of the human brain to interpret noise contaminated visual patterns. Here we report the results of a psychophysics experiment which show that the brain can consistently and quantitatively interpret detail in a stationary image obscured with time varying noise and that both the noise intensity and its temporal characteristics strongly determine the perceived image quality.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1186-1189
    Number of pages4
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Volume78
    Issue number6
    StatePublished - 1997

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    Simonotto, E., Riani, M., Seife, C., Roberts, M., Twitty, J., & Moss, F. (1997). Visual perception of stochastic resonance. Physical Review Letters, 78(6), 1186-1189.

    Visual perception of stochastic resonance. / Simonotto, Enrico; Riani, Massimo; Seife, Charles; Roberts, Mark; Twitty, Jennifer; Moss, Frank.

    In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 78, No. 6, 1997, p. 1186-1189.

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    Simonotto, E, Riani, M, Seife, C, Roberts, M, Twitty, J & Moss, F 1997, 'Visual perception of stochastic resonance', Physical Review Letters, vol. 78, no. 6, pp. 1186-1189.
    Simonotto E, Riani M, Seife C, Roberts M, Twitty J, Moss F. Visual perception of stochastic resonance. Physical Review Letters. 1997;78(6):1186-1189.
    Simonotto, Enrico ; Riani, Massimo ; Seife, Charles ; Roberts, Mark ; Twitty, Jennifer ; Moss, Frank. / Visual perception of stochastic resonance. In: Physical Review Letters. 1997 ; Vol. 78, No. 6. pp. 1186-1189.
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