Ian van der Linde

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The ability to automatically detect visually interesting regions in images has many practical applications, especially in the design of active machine vision and automatic visual surveillance systems. Analysis of the statistics of image features at observers' gaze can provide insights into the mechanisms of fixation selection in humans. Using a foveated(More)
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Analysis of the statistics of image features at observers' gaze can provide insights into the mechanisms of fixation selection in humans. Using a foveated analysis framework, in which image patches were analyzed at the resolution corresponding to their eccentricity from the prior fixation, we studied the statistics of four low-level local image features:(More)
Visual search can simply be defined as the task of looking for objects of interest in cluttered visual environments. Typically, the human visual system succeeds at this by making a series of rapid eye movements called saccades, interleaved by discrete fixations. However, very little is known on how the brain programs saccades and selects fixation loci in(More)
The ability to automatically detect visually interesting regions in images has practical applications in the design of active machine vision systems. Analysis of the statistics of image features at observers gaze can provide insights into the mechanisms of fixation selection in humans. Using a novel foveated analysis framework, in which features were(More)
Foamy virus (FV) vectors are promising for hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) gene therapy but preclinical data on the clonal composition of FV vector-transduced human repopulating cells is needed. Human CD34(+) human cord blood cells were transduced with an FV vector encoding a methylguanine methyltransferase (MGMT)P140K transgene, transplanted into(More)
The face inversion effect, evidence that humans possess a specialized system for face processing, and the (3/4) view advantage, evidence that a canonical viewpoint exists from which faces may be optimally recognized, are two commonly cited findings in the face processing literature. In this paper, the interaction of these effects is examined in a sequential(More)
Observer strategies in visual search for targets containing multiple orientations were considered in the study. We used our efficient search framework (Tavassoli et al., 2007), a reverse-correlation based technique distinguishing between nonfoveal and foveal processes, to examine how observers search for low-contrast targets created from sums (Experiment 1)(More)
Retroviral gene therapy offers immense potential to treat many genetic diseases and has already shown efficacy in clinical trials. However, retroviral vector mediated genotoxicity remains a major challenge and clinically relevant approaches to reduce integration near genes and proto-oncogenes are needed. Foamy retroviral vectors have several advantages over(More)
In this study, we investigated whether reading influences contrast adaptation differently in young adult emmetropic and myopic participants at the spatial frequencies created by text rows and character strokes. Pre-adaptation contrast sensitivity was measured for test gratings with spatial frequencies of 1cdeg(-1) and 4cdeg(-1), presented horizontally and(More)