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In fine art, especially painting, humans have mastered the skill to create unique visual experiences through composing a complex interplay between the content and style of an image. Thus far the algorithmic basis of this process is unknown and there exists no artificial system with similar capabilities. However , in other key areas of visual perception such(More)
Here we introduce a new model of natural textures based on the feature spaces of convolutional neural networks optimised for object recognition. Samples from the model are of high perceptual quality demonstrating the generative power of neural networks trained in a purely discriminative fashion. Within the model, textures are represented by the correlations(More)
It is a long standing question how biological systems transform visual inputs to robustly infer high-level visual information. Research in the last decades has established that much of the underlying computations take place in a hierarchical fashion along the ventral visual pathway. However, the exact processing stages along this hierarchy are difficult to(More)
(a) Content (b) Style (c) Output using [2] (d) Output with color preservation (color transfer) (e) Output with colour preservation (luminance matching) Figure 1: Example using a style dominated by brushstrokes. (a) Input photograph. (b) Painting Starry night over the Rhone by Vincent van Gogh. (c) Transformed content image, using original neural style(More)
Here we demonstrate that the feature space of random shallow convolutional neural networks (CNNs) can serve as a surprisingly good model of natural textures. Patches from the same texture are consistently classified as being more similar then patches from different textures. Samples synthesized from the model capture spatial correlations on scales much(More)
Neural Style Transfer has shown very exciting results enabling new forms of image manipulation. Here we extend the existing method beyond the paradigm of transferring global style information between pairs of images. In particular, we introduce control over spatial location, colour information and across spatial scale. We demonstrate how this enhances the(More)
Synaptic unreliability is one of the major sources of biophysical noise in the brain. In the context of neural information processing, it is a central question how neural systems can afford this unreliability. Here we examine how synaptic noise affects signal transmission in cortical circuits, where excitation and inhibition are thought to be tightly(More)
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