Claudio M. Privitera

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ÐMany machine vision applications, such as compression, pictorial database querying, and image understanding, often need to analyze in detail only a representative subset of the image, which may be arranged into sequences of loci called regions-of-interest, ROIs. We have investigated and developed a methodology that serves to automatically identify such a(More)
It has long been documented that emotional and sensory events elicit a pupillary dilation. Is the pupil response a reliable marker of a visual detection event while viewing complex imagery? In two experiments where viewers were asked to report the presence of a visual target during rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP), pupil dilation was significantly(More)
This paper presents a segmentation method that partly mimics the cognitive-behavioral process used by human subjects to recover motor-temporal information from the image of a handwritten word. The approach does not exploit any thinning or skeletonization procedure, but rather a different type of information is manipulated concerning the curvature function(More)
Pupillary size and reactivity have long been a critical component of the clinical assessment of patients with neurological disorders. The pupillary examination may provide critical information related to new or worsening intracranial pathology and facilitate prompt intervention to minimize further neuronal damage. With this in mind, intensive care nurses(More)
The pupil dilation reflex is mediated by inhibition of the parasympathetic Edinger-Westphal oculomotor complex and sympathetic activity. It has long been documented that emotional and sensory events elicit a pupillary reflex dilation. Is the pupil response a reliable marker of a visual detection event? In two experiments where viewers were asked to report(More)
Studying neural activity during natural viewing conditions is not often attempted. Isolating the neural response of a single saccade is necessary to study neural activity during natural viewing; however, the close temporal spacing of saccades that occurs during natural viewing makes it difficult to determine the response to a single saccade. Herein, a(More)
During free viewing visual search, observers often refixate the same locations several times before and after target detection is reported with a button press. We analyzed the rate of microsaccades in the sequence of refixations made during visual search and found two important components. One related to the visual content of the region being fixated;(More)
Many studies have tried to answer an important question: is it possible to predict human visually selected regions-of-interest (hROIs)? hROIs are defined as the loci of eye fixations and they can be analyzed by their spatial distribution over the visual stimulus and their temporal ordering. We used a simplified set of geometrical spatial kernels and linear(More)