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—A new method for evaluating edge detection algorithms is presented and applied to measure the relative performance of algorithms by Canny, Nalwa-Binford, Iverson-Zucker, Bergholm, and Rothwell. The basic measure of performance is a visual rating score which indicates the perceived quality of the edges for identifying an object. The process of evaluating(More)
It has been proposed that movements to visible and remembered targets are sensitive to qualitatively different types of visual information. When the target is continuously visible, prehensile movements are thought to reflect veridical object size, whereas memory-dependent prehension is sensitive to the perceived size of the object. This hypothesis was(More)
The present study was designed to examine the frequency and severity of apraxia in patients with left- or right-hemisphere stroke in both pantomime and imitation conditions and to compare the frequency of apraxia in each stroke group across the three patterns of apraxia described in Roy's model (Roy, 1996). Ninety-nine stroke patients and 15 age-matched(More)
Because of the difficulty of obtaining ground truth for real images, the traditional technique for comparing low-level vision algorithms is to present image results, side by side, and to let the reader subjectively judge the quality. This is not a scientifically satisfactory strategy. However, human rating experiments can be done in a more rigorous manner(More)
We tested the hypothesis that a highly accurate target representation is available to the visuomotor system in brief (< 2 s) delay conditions. Participants reached to single midsagittal targets (20, 25, 30, 35, 40 cm amplitude) in full vision, open-loop and delay conditions (500, 1,000, 1,500 or 2,000 ms). Radial endpoint error was significantly greater for(More)
Sixteen right-handed male adults performed a pointing task without vision. The participant's arm was moved passively to one of four targets which was subsequently pointed to following a delay of 1, 2, or 10 s. Our previous research on visual memory for target location showed a rapid decay which was comparable for both hands. The present study of memory for(More)
Apraxia is the loss of the ability to perform learned, skilled movements correctly, and is frequently attributed to left hemisphere damage (Heilman & Rothi, 1985). Recent work (Dumont, Ska, & Schiavetto, 1999) has shown a dissociation between transitive (tool based; e.g., hammering a nail) and intransitive (expressive/ communicative; e.g., waving goodbye)(More)
The production of transitive limb gestures is optimized when the appropriate tool can be physically manipulated. Little research has addressed the independent contributions of visual and nonvisual sources of sensory information to this phenomenon. In this study, 12 control, 37 LHD, and 50 RHD stroke patients performed transitive limb gestures to pantomime(More)
The authors argue that the concept of "edges" as used in current research on object recognition obscures the significant difficulties involved in interpreting stimulus information. Edges have sometimes been operationalized as line drawings, which can be an invalid and misleading practice. A new method for evaluating the utility of edge information,(More)
The model of apraxia proposed by Roy (1996) states that three patterns of apraxia should be observed across pantomime and imitation conditions. In the present analysis the frequency and severity of each pattern of apraxia were examined in a consecutive sample of left-(LHD) and right-hemisphere-damaged (RHD) patients during the production of intransitive(More)