Natural images from the birthplace of the human eye

G. Tkačik, P. Garrigan, C. Ratliff, G. Milcinski, J. Klein, L. Seyfarth, P. Sterling, D. Brainard, V. Balasubramanian, PLoS One 6 (2011).

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Tkacik, GasperIST Austria ; Garrigan, Patrick; Ratliff, Charles; Milcinski, Grega; Klein, Jennifer; Seyfarth, Lucia; Sterling, Peter; Brainard, David; Balasubramanian, Vijay
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Here we introduce a database of calibrated natural images publicly available through an easy-to-use web interface. Using a Nikon D70 digital SLR camera, we acquired about six-megapixel images of Okavango Delta of Botswana, a tropical savanna habitat similar to where the human eye is thought to have evolved. Some sequences of images were captured unsystematically while following a baboon troop, while others were designed to vary a single parameter such as aperture, object distance, time of day or position on the horizon. Images are available in the raw RGB format and in grayscale. Images are also available in units relevant to the physiology of human cone photoreceptors, where pixel values represent the expected number of photoisomerizations per second for cones sensitive to long (L), medium (M) and short (S) wavelengths. This database is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial Unported license to facilitate research in computer vision, psychophysics of perception, and visual neuroscience.
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2011-06-16
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PLoS One
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6
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6
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e20409
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Tkačik G, Garrigan P, Ratliff C, et al. Natural images from the birthplace of the human eye. PLoS One. 2011;6(6). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0020409
Tkačik, G., Garrigan, P., Ratliff, C., Milcinski, G., Klein, J., Seyfarth, L., … Balasubramanian, V. (2011). Natural images from the birthplace of the human eye. PLoS One, 6(6). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0020409
Tkačik, Gašper, Patrick Garrigan, Charles Ratliff, Grega Milcinski, Jennifer Klein, Lucia Seyfarth, Peter Sterling, David Brainard, and Vijay Balasubramanian. “Natural Images from the Birthplace of the Human Eye.” PLoS One 6, no. 6 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0020409.
G. Tkačik et al., “Natural images from the birthplace of the human eye,” PLoS One, vol. 6, no. 6, 2011.
Tkačik G, Garrigan P, Ratliff C, Milcinski G, Klein J, Seyfarth L, Sterling P, Brainard D, Balasubramanian V. 2011. Natural images from the birthplace of the human eye. PLoS One. 6(6).
Tkačik, Gašper, et al. “Natural Images from the Birthplace of the Human Eye.” PLoS One, vol. 6, no. 6, e20409, Public Library of Science, 2011, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0020409.
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