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Visual Grouping by Neural Oscillator Networks

Visual Grouping by Neural Oscillator Networks

  1. Crazy Insane Sanity
    This is a paper by Guoshen Yu and Jean-Jacques Slotine. It involves, as the title suggests, the complex dynamics of neural oscillator networks and how it relates to visual grouping.

    In the first paragraph of its introduction it poses the questions, "Why do we perceive in these visual stimuli a cluster of points, a straight contour and a river?" and, "How is the identification achieved between a subgroup of stimuli and the perceived objects?" And then proceeds to state, "These classical questions can be addressed from various points of view, physiological, mathematical and biological."

    After reading this, and other articles, I'm convinced that these networks play a significant role in the psychedelic experience.

    This file was originally downloaded from:
    http://web.mit.edu/nsl/www/preprints/visual_oscillators.pdf