Accession Number : AD0624477

Title :   PROPOSED COMPUTATIONS IN THE CEREBRAL CORTEX BASED ON FOURIER TRANSFORM AND SPATIAL FILTERING TECHNIQUES.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Passmore,George Donald

Report Date : AUG 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 101

Abstract : The paper employs some recent findings in the field of optics to postulate the nature of the cortical calculation. To show this, a mathematical formulation of an optical transform is discussed. A laser is used to experimentally obtain this transform. The properties of the transform are then investigated. The optical theory is compared with a specified cortical connectivity to model a basic computational cell. An array of these cells are shown to duplicate a transform process similar to the optical transform process. The calculation performed by the array is then simulated on the IBM 7094 computer for various input patterns. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CEREBRAL CORTEX, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*BIONICS, CEREBRAL CORTEX), INTEGRAL TRANSFORMS, PATTERN RECOGNITION, OPTICS, LASERS, COMPUTERS, NERVOUS SYSTEM, PHYSIOLOGY, PERCEPTION, ANATOMY, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE