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Neuronal networks of dissociated cortical neurons from neonatal rats were cultured over a multielectrode dish with 64 active sites, which were used both for recording the electrical activity and for stimulation. After about 4 weeks of culture, a dense network of neurons had developed and their electrical activity was studied. When a brief voltage pulse was(More)
This paper describes a method for detecting and recognizing road signs in grey-level and colour images acquired by a single camera mounted on a moving vehicle. The method works in three stages. First, the search for the road sign is reduced to a suitable region of the image by using some a priori knowledge on the scene or colour clues (when available).(More)
Several results have been obtained in the past about the complexity of understanding line drawings of polyhedral scenes. Kirousis and Papadimitriou (1988) have shown that the problem of labeling line drawings of trihedral scenes is NP-complete. The human brain, however, seems to grasp at a glance the 3D structure associated with a line drawing. A possible(More)
This paper deals with the interpretation of line drawings of Origami scenes (Kanade, 1980), that is scenes obtained by assembling planar panels of negligible thickness, and it addresses the computational complexity of the problem of consistently assigning suitable labels to the segments describing 3D properties as convexity, concavity and occlusion(More)
This paper describes a novel method for extracting text from document pages of mixed content. The method works by detecting pieces of text lines in small overlapping columns of width $w^{'}$ , shifted with respect to each other by $\epsilon < w^{'}$ image elements (good default values are: $\epsilon=1\%$ of the image width, $w^{'}=2\epsilon$ ) and by(More)
Properties of neural computation were studied in two types of neuronal networks: isolated leech ganglia and neuronal cultures of dissociated cortical neurons from neonatal rats. With appropriate experimental set-ups it was possible to obtain a precise description of the spread of excitation induced by specific inputs. The evoked spatio-temporal electrical(More)