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Functional magnetic resonance imaging is a noninvasive and nonradioactive method for the detection of focal brain activity. In the present study the auditory cortex was investigated in nine normal subjects who were binaurally stimulated using pulsed sine tones of 500 Hz and 4000 Hz. The BOLD (blood oxygenation level dependent) signal change coincided with(More)
Functional magnetic resonance imaging is a non-invasive method for the detection of focal brain activity at high spatial resolution. Acoustic stimulation leads to a blood oxygenation level dependent signal change in the plane of the superior temporal gyrus. The dependence of this response in the auditory cortex on binaural, monaural left and monaural right(More)
Unilateral acoustic stimulation produces a functional MRI (fMRI)-blood-oxygenation-level-dependent (BOLD) response mainly in the contralateral auditory cortex. In unilateral deaf patients, the BOLD response is bilateral. We studied a subject with sudden hearing loss after cochlear nerve resection before and repeatedly after surgery. During normal bilateral(More)
The popularity of iris biometric has grown considerably over the past 2-3 years. It has resulted in the development of a large number of new iris encoding and processing algorithms. Since there are no publicly available large scale and even medium size databases, neither of the newly designed algorithms has undergone extensive testing. The designers claim(More)
Iris biometric is one of the most reliable biometrics with respect to performance. However, this reliability is a function of the ideality of the data. One of the most important steps in processing nonideal data is reliable and precise segmentation of the iris pattern from remaining background. In this paper, a segmentation methodology that aims at(More)
Short Wave InfraRed (SWIR) is an emerging imaging modality in surveillance applications. It is able to capture clear long range images of a subject in harsh atmospheric conditions and at night time. However, matching SWIR images against a gallery of color images is a very challenging task. The photometric properties of images in these two spectral bands are(More)
We consider the estimation of an unknown arbitrary 2D object shape from sparse noisy samples of its Fourier transform. The estimate of the closed boundary curve is parametrized by normalized Fourier descriptors (FDs). We use Rissanen's MDL criterion to regularize this ill-posed non-linear inverse problem and determine an optimum tradeoff between(More)
The popularity of the iris biometric has grown considerably over the past two to three years. Most research has been focused on the development of new iris processing and recognition algorithms for frontal view iris images. However, a few challenging directions in iris research have been identified, including processing of a nonideal iris and iris at a(More)