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On-Off Center-Surround Receptive Fields for Accurate and Robust Image Classification

@inproceedings{Babaiee2021OnOffCR,
  title={On-Off Center-Surround Receptive Fields for Accurate and Robust Image Classification},
  author={Zahra Babaiee and Ramin M. Hasani and Mathias Lechner and Daniela Rus and Radu Grosu},
  booktitle={ICML},
  year={2021}
}
Robustness to variations in lighting conditions is a key objective for any deep vision system. To this end, our paper extends the receptive field of convolutional neural networks with two residual components, ubiquitous in the visual processing system of vertebrates: On-center and off-center pathways, with excitatory center and inhibitory surround; OOCS for short. The on-center pathway is excited by the presence of a light stimulus in its center, but not in its surround, whereas the off-center… 
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