Research report 2021 - Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
Understanding visual perception by studying texture matching in camouflaging cuttlefish
Neuronale Systeme, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt am Main
SummaryOur visual ability to separate objects from background depends greatly on detecting local discontinuities of motion, color, contrast or texture. Computing the characteristics of a texture is surprisingly difficult, as confirmed by the hundreds of thousands of trials that neural networks require to “learn” them. Yet our brains segment and differentiate textures without apparent effort. Our research aims to understand how this is done, using cephalopods’s unique ability to camouflage.