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Research Article

How Sensitive Is the Human Visual System to the Local Statistics of Natural Images?

  • Holly E. Gerhard mail,

    holly.gerhard@bethgelab.org

    Affiliations: Computational Vision and Neuroscience Group, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany, Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Tübingen, Germany

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  • Felix A. Wichmann,

    Affiliations: Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Tübingen, Germany, AG Neuronale Informationsverarbeitung, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany, Abteilung Empirische Inferenz, Max-Planck-Institut für Intelligente Systeme, Tübingen, Germany

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  • Matthias Bethge

    Affiliations: Computational Vision and Neuroscience Group, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany, Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Tübingen, Germany, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

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  • Published: January 24, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002873

About the Authors

Holly E. Gerhard, Matthias Bethge
Computational Vision and Neuroscience Group, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany
Holly E. Gerhard, Matthias Bethge
Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
Holly E. Gerhard, Felix A. Wichmann, Matthias Bethge
Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Tübingen, Germany
Felix A. Wichmann
AG Neuronale Informationsverarbeitung, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
Felix A. Wichmann
Abteilung Empirische Inferenz, Max-Planck-Institut für Intelligente Systeme, Tübingen, Germany
Matthias Bethge
Institute of Theoretical Physics, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: holly.gerhard@bethgelab.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HEG FAW MB. Performed the experiments: HEG. Analyzed the data: HEG. Wrote the paper: HEG FAW MB.