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25 September 1998 Multispectral image processing: the nature factor
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Proceedings Volume 3545, International Symposium on Multispectral Image Processing (ISMIP'98); (1998)
Event: International Symposium on Multispectral Image Processing, 1998, Wuhan, China
The images processed by our brain represent our window into the world. For some animals this window is derived from a single eye, for others, including humans, two eyes provide stereo imagery, for others like the black widow spider several eyes are used (8 eyes), and some insects like the common housefly utilize thousands of eyes (ommatidia). Still other animals like the bat and dolphin have eyes for regular vision, but employ acoustic sonar vision for seeing where their regular eyes don't work such as in pitch black caves or turbid water. Of course, other animals have adapted to dark environments by bringing along their own lighting such as the firefly and several creates from the depths of the ocean floor. Animal vision is truly varied and has developed over millennia in many remarkable ways. We have learned a lot about vision processes by studying these animal systems and can still learn even more.
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Wendell R. Watkins "Multispectral image processing: the nature factor", Proc. SPIE 3545, International Symposium on Multispectral Image Processing (ISMIP'98), (25 September 1998);


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