Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

Whisker detection as a shortest path problem

By Igor Perkon, Andrej Košir, Jurij Tasič and Mathew Diamond

Abstract

In an attempt to understand how the brain encodes tactile stimuli, neuroscientists commonly investigate how rodents translate whisker motion into a sensory percept. Analysis of whisker dynamics is a challenging task. Rats, have about 30 whiskers per side and in single-viewing angle experiments, occlusion and intersection occur frequently. In this paper we present an unsupervised method for whisker detection. Based on the shortest path optimisation criterion, the method is designed for detecting paths that are smooth, continuous, and connected to the head contour. 1

Year: 2013
OAI identifier: oai:CiteSeerX.psu:10.1.1.353.606
Provided by: CiteSeerX
Download PDF:
Sorry, we are unable to provide the full text but you may find it at the following location(s):
  • http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/v... (external link)
  • http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/... (external link)
  • Suggested articles


    To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.