[Comp-neuro] New book "Natural Image Statistics", with free preprint version

Aapo Hyvarinen aapo.hyvarinen at helsinki.fi
Tue Dec 16 11:13:25 CET 2008

Dear Colleagues,

Our new book:

Natural Image Statistics
-- A probabilistic approach to early computational vision

will be published by Springer-Verlag in 2009.

A *free* preprint version is now available at

The book is a hybrid of a textbook and a monograph. It explains the
basics of this modelling approach, as well as recent advances. The
book is targeted to students and researchers in any related
discipline, such as neural and cognitive sciences, computer science,
statistics, and electrical engineering.

Our main motivation for exploring natural image statistics is
computational modelling of biological visual systems. A theoretical
framework which is gaining more and more support considers the
properties of the visual system to be reflections of the statistical
structure of natural images, because of evolutionary adaptation
processes. Another motivation for natural image statistics research is
in computer science and engineering, where it helps in development of
better image processing and computer vision methods.

Aapo Hyvarinen, Jarmo Hurri & Patrik Hoyer


Aapo Hyvarinen

Dept of Computer Science
  & Dept of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Helsinki


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