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Model Cortical Association Fields Account for the Time Course and Dependence on Target Complexity of Human Contour Perception

  • Vadas Gintautas mail,

    vgintautas@chatham.edu (VG); gkenyon@lanl.gov (GTK)

    Affiliations: Center for Nonlinear Studies and T-5, Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America, Physics Department, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Michael I. Ham,

    Affiliation: P-21 Applied Modern Physics (Biological and Quantum Physics), Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • Benjamin Kunsberg,

    Affiliation: New Mexico Consortium, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • Shawn Barr,

    Affiliation: New Mexico Consortium, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • Steven P. Brumby,

    Affiliation: Space and Remote Sensing Sciences, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • Craig Rasmussen,

    Affiliation: New Mexico Consortium, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • John S. George,

    Affiliation: P-21 Applied Modern Physics (Biological and Quantum Physics), Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • Ilya Nemenman,

    Affiliation: Departments of Physics and Biology and Computational and Life Sciences Initiative, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Luís M. A. Bettencourt,

    Affiliation: Center for Nonlinear Studies and T-5, Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • Garret T. Kenyon mail

    vgintautas@chatham.edu (VG); gkenyon@lanl.gov (GTK)

    Affiliations: P-21 Applied Modern Physics (Biological and Quantum Physics), Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America, New Mexico Consortium, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America

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  • Published: October 06, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002162

About the Authors

Vadas Gintautas, Luís M. A. Bettencourt
Center for Nonlinear Studies and T-5, Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America
Vadas Gintautas
Physics Department, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Michael I. Ham, John S. George, Garret T. Kenyon
P-21 Applied Modern Physics (Biological and Quantum Physics), Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America
Benjamin Kunsberg, Shawn Barr, Craig Rasmussen, Garret T. Kenyon
New Mexico Consortium, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America
Steven P. Brumby
Space and Remote Sensing Sciences, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States of America
Ilya Nemenman
Departments of Physics and Biology and Computational and Life Sciences Initiative, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: VG JSG IN LMAB GTK. Performed the experiments: MIH SB. Analyzed the data: VG MIH BK SB GTK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SPB CR GTK. Wrote the paper: VG IN LMAB GTK. Conceived the research program: JSG IN LMAB GTK. Designed and implemented model cortical association fields: VG GTK.