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Journal Articles

    Adams, W.J., Elder, J.H., Graf, E.W., Leyland, J., Lugtigheid, A.J. & Muryy, A. (2016).  The Southampton-York Natural Scenes (SYNS) dataset: Statistics of surface attitude.  Scientific Reports vol. 6. (16 pages)
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    Drewes, J., Goren, G., Zhu, W. & Elder, J.H. (2016).  Recurrent processing in the formation of shape percepts.  J. Neuroscience vol. 36, no. 1, 185-192. 
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    Adams, W.J. & Elder, J.H. (2014). Effects of specular highlights on perceived surface convexity. PLOS Computational Biology 10(5): e1003576. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003576.
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    T. McLeod, C. Samson, M. Labrie, K. Shehata, J. Mah, P. Lai, L. Wang, and J.H. Elder. (2013) Using video data acquired from an unmanned aerial vehicle to measure fracture orientation in an open pit mine. Geomatica vol. 67, No. 3, 173-180.
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    Elder, J.H., Oleskiw, T.D., Yakubovich, A. & Peyré, G. (2013).  On growth and formlets:  Sparse multi-scale coding of planar shape.  Image and Vision Computing vol. 31, 1-13 (Editor’s Choice Paper).
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    Wagemans, J.H., Elder, J.H., Kubovy, M., Palmer, S., Peterson, M., Singh, M. & von der Heydt, R. (2012).  A century of Gestalt psychology in visual perception: I.  Perceptual grouping and figure-ground organization. Psychological Bulletin, vol. 138, no. 6 1172–1217.
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    Fazl-Esri, E., Elder, J.H. & Tsotsos, J.K. (2012).  Hierarchical classifiers for robust topological robot localization. Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, vol. 68, no. 2, 147-163, published Nov 2012.
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    Dornaika, F. & Elder, J.H. (2012) Image registration for foveated panoramic sensing. ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications, vol. 8, no. 2. Published May 2012.
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    Morgenstern, Y. & Elder, J.H. (2012).  Local visual energy mechanisms revealed by detection of global patterns. Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 32, no. 11, 3679-3696.
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    Li, P., Fu, Y., Mohammed, U. & Elder, J.H. & Prince, S.J.D. (2012).  Probabilistic models for inference about identity. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 34, no 1. 144-157.
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    Or, C.F. & Elder, J.H. (2011).  Oriented texture detection:  ideal observer modelling and classification image analysis, Journal of Vision, vol. 11 no. 8 art. 16, 1-19.
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    Velisavljevic, L.. & Elder, J.H. (2009) Cue dynamics underlying rapid detection of animals in natural scenes, Journal of Vision, 9(7):7, 1-20, http://journalofvision.org/9/7/7/, doi:10.1167/9.7.7.
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    Elder, J.H. & Velisavljevic, L.. (2008) Visual short-term memory of local information in briefly-viewed natural scenes: configural and non-configural factors, Journal of Vision , vol. 8 no. 16 art. 8, 1-17.
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    Velisavljevic, L.. & Elder, J.H. (2008) Visual short-term memory for natural scenes: Effects of eccentricity, Journal of Vision, vol. 8 no. 4, art. 28, 1-17.
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    Prince, S.J.D. & Elder, J.H. (2008) Tied factor analysis for face recognition across large pose differences. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 30, no. 6, 970-984.
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    Elder, J.H., Prince, S.J.D., Hou, Y., Sizintsev, M. & Olevskiy, E. (2007) Pre-attentive and attentive detection of humans in wide-field scenes, International Journal of Computer Vision, vol. 72, no. 1, 47-66.
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    Velisavljevic, L. & Elder, J.H. (2006) Texture Properties Affecting the Accuracy of Surface Attitude Judgements, Vision Research, vol. 46, no. 14, 2166-2191.
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    Elder, J.H., Trithart, S., Pintilie, G. & MacLean, D. (2004) Rapid processing of cast and attached shadows, Perception, vol. 33, 1319-1338.
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    Elder, J.H. & Sachs, A.J. (2004) Psychophysical receptive fields of edge detection mechanisms, Vision Research, vol. 44, no. 8, 795-813.
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    Elder, J.H., Krupnik, A. & Johnston, L.A. (2003) Contour grouping with prior models, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 25, no. 25, 661-674.
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    Elder, J.H., & Goldberg, R. M. (2002). Ecological statistics of Gestalt laws for the perceptual organization of contours. Journal of Vision, 2(4), 324-353, http://journalofvision.org/2/4/5/, DOI 10.1167/2.4.5.
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    Reeves, R., Elder, J.H. & Laidler, G. (2001). Accuracy of the Canadian Digital Terrain Data in the Gatineau region of Quebec. Geomatica, vol. 55, no. 1, 57-64.

    Elder, J.H. & Goldberg, R.M. (2001). Image editing in the contour domain. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 23, no. 3, 291-296.
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    Wilcox, L.M., Elder, J.H. & Hess, R.F. (2000). The effects of blur and size on monocular and stereoscopic localization. Vision Research, vol. 40, no. 26, 3575-3584.
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    Elder, J.H. (1999) Are edges incomplete? International Journal of Computer Vision, vol. 34, no. 2/3, 97-122.
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    Elder, J.H. & Zucker, S.W. (1998). Local scale control for edge detection and blur estimation. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, vol. 20, no. 7, 699-716.
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    Elder, J.H. & Zucker, S.W. (1998). Evidence for boundary-specific grouping in human vision. Vision Research, vol. 38, no. 1, 143-152.
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    Elder, J.H. & Zucker, S.W. (1994). A measure of closure. Vision Research, vol. 34, no. 24, 3361-3370
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    Elder, J.H. & Zucker, S.W. (1993). The effect of contour closure on the rapid discrimination of two-dimensional shapes. Vision Research, vol. 33, no. 7, 981-991.
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Book Chapters

    Elder, J.H. (2014). Bridging the dimensional gap: Perceptual organization of contour into two-dimensional shape. In J. Wagemans, ed., Oxford Handbook of Perceptual Organization, Oxford University Press, Oxford UK. In press.
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    Elder, J.H. (2013).  Perceptual organization of shape.  In S. Dickinson & Z. Pizlo, ed., Shape Perception in Human and Computer Vision: An Interdisciplinary Perspective, Springer, London.
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    Elder, J.H., Dornaika, F., Hou, Y. & Goldstein, R. (2004) Attentive wide-field sensing for visual telepresence and surveillance, in L. Itti, G. Rees & J. Tsotsos, eds, Neurobiology of Attention, Academic Press/Elsevier, San Diego.
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Invited Publications

    Gepshtein, S., Elder, J. H., & Maloney, L. T. (2008). Perceptual organization and neural computation. Journal of Vision, 8(7):i, 1-4, http://journalofvision.org/8/7/i/, doi:10.1167/8.7.i.
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    Gold, J.M., Shiffrin, R., & Elder, J. (2006). Finding visual features: Using stochastic stimuli to discover internal representations. Journal of Vision, 6(4), ii, http://journalofvision.org/6/4/ii/, doi:10.1167/6.4.ii.


Papers in Published Conference Proceedings

    Elasal, N. & Elder, J.H. (2016) Unsupervised Crowd Counting. Asian Conference on Computer Vision (To be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) sereis.
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    Almazen, E.J., Qian, Y. & Elder, J.H. (2016) Road segmentation for classification of road weather conditions.  Accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Computer Vision for Road Scene Understanding and Autonomous Driving, ECCV 2016, Springer, 96-108.
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    Qian, Y., Almazen, E.J. & Elder, J.H. (2016) Evaluating features and classifiers for road weather condition analysis. Image Processing (ICIP), 2016 IEEE International Conference on, IEEE, 4403–4407.
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    Corral-Soto, E. and Elder, J.H. (2014) Automatic single-view calibration and rectification from parallel planar curves. In D. Fleet, T. Pajdla, B. Schiele, and T. Tuytelaars, editors, ECCV (IV), volume 8692 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, Berlin, 813-827.
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    Yakubovich, A. and Elder, J.H. Building better formlet codes for planar shape. In Computer and Robot Vision (CRV), 2014 Canadian Conference on, pages 84-91, May 2014.
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    Movahedi, V. & Elder, J.H. (2013) Combining local and global cues for closed contour extraction. In T. Burghardt, D. Damen, W. MAyol-Cuevas, and M. Mirmehdi, editors, Proceedings of the British Machine Vision Conference. BMVA Press, 2013.
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    Tal, R. & Elder, J.H. (2012) An accurate method for line detection and Manhattan frame estimation, in J.I. Park and J. Kim, eds, Proc. ACCV Workshops, Part II, LNCS 7729,Sspringer-Verlag, Berlin, 580-593.
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    Corral-Soto, E.R., Tal, R., Wang, L., Persad, R., Chao, L. Solomon, C., Hou, Y., Sohn G., Elder, J.H. (2012) 3DTown: The Automatic Urban Awareness Project, Proc. Canadian Conference on Computer and Robot Vision, IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, CA, 43- 440.
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    Oleskiw, T.D., Elder, J.H. & Peyré, G.. (2010) On growth and formlets: sparse multi-scale coding of planar shape, in Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, CA, 459-466.
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    Movahedi, V. & Elder, J.H. (2010) Design and perceptual validation of performance measures for salient object segmentation, in Proceedings of the 7th IEEE Computer Society Workshop on Perceptual Organization in Computer Vision (POCV), IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, CA, 49-56.
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    Prince, S.J.D. & Elder, J.H. (2010) Bayesian Identity Clustering, Proc. Canadian Conference on Computer and Robot Vision), IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, CA, 32 – 39.
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    Fazl, E., Elder, J.H. & Tsotsos, J. (2009) Hierarchical appearance-based classifiers for qualitative spatial localization, IEEE Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 3987-3992.
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    Denis, P., Elder, J.H. & Estrada, F.J. (2008) Efficient edge-based methods for estimating Manhattan frames in urban imagery, Proc. European Conference on Computer Vision II, 5303, 197-210.
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    Estrada, F.J. & Elder, J.H. (2006) Multi-scale contour extraction based on natural image statistics, Proc. IEEE Workshop on Perceptual Organization in Computer Vision, New York, NY. doi: 10.1109/CVPRW.2006.134.
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    Prince, S.J.D., Elder, J.H., Hou, Y., Sizintsev, M. & Olevsky, A. (2005) Statistical cue integration for foveated wide-field surveillance, Proc. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, CA, 603-610.
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    Prince, S.J.D., Elder, J.H. (2005) Creating invariance to “nuisance parameters” in face recognition, Proc. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, CA 446-453.
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    Johnston,L.A. & Elder, J.H. (2004) Efficient Computation of Closed Contours using Modified Baum-Welch Updating. Proc. IEEE Workshop on Perceptual Organization in Computer Vision, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1109/CVPR.2004.56
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    Elder, J.H. (2002) Ecological statistics of contour grouping. Proc. 2nd International Workshop on Biologically Motivated Computer Vision, Tubingen, Germany, in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 2525, H.H. Bulthoff et al, eds, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 230-238.
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    Dornaika, F. & Elder, J.H. (2002). Image registration for foveated omnidirectional sensing. Proc. 7th European Conference on Computer Vision, Copenhagen, in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 2353, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 606-620.
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    Elder, J.H. & Krupnik, A. (2001). Contour grouping with strong prior models. Proc. IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Kauai. HI. (CVPR 2001). IEEE Comput. Soc, Los Alamitos, CA, vol. 2, 414-21.
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    Elder, J.H. & Goldberg, R.M. (1998) Image editing in the contour domain. Proc. IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Santa Barbara, CA, 374-381.
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    Jenkin, M., Elder, J.H. & Pintilie, G. (1998) Loosely-coupled telepresence through the panoramic image server. Proc. Vision Interface, 249-254, Vancouver, Canada.

    Elder, J.H. & Zucker, S.W. (1996). Scale space localization, blur and contour-based image coding. Proc. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, San Francisco, 27-34.
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    Elder, J.H. & Zucker, S.W. (1996). Computing contour closure. Proc. 4th European Conference on Computer Vision, vol.1, Cambridge, UK, 399-412.
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    Elder, J.H. & Zucker, S.W. (1996). Local scale control for edge detection and blur estimation. Proc. 4th European Conference on Computer Vision, vol. 2, Cambridge, UK, 57-69.

    Elder, J.H., Zucker, S.W. (1995). Shadows, defocus and reliable estimation. Proc. 6th International Conference on the Computational Analysis of Images and Patterns, Prague, 318-325.

    Elder, J.H. & Zucker, S.W. (1995). Scale space surfaces and blur estimation. Proc. Vision Interface, Québec, 140-147. (Best Paper Award).


Papers in Published Conference Proceedings (Non-Refereed)

    Krupnik, A. and J. H. Elder, 2002. Extraction of Lakes from Satellite Imagery. Proceedings, Joint International Symposium on Geospatial Theory, Processing and Applications, Ottawa, Canada.


Abstracts in Published Conference Proceedings (Refereed)

    Frund, I. & Elder, J.H. (2014). Closure and global shape contributions to contour grouping, Vision Sciences Society Conference.

    Goren, G. & Elder, J.H. (2013). Shape-induced distortions of spatial judgements, Journal of Vision, 13(9):64 (Best student poster award).

    Fründ I, Elder J. H. (2013), The contribution of local contour features to global shape processing, Perception 42 ECVP Abstract Supplement, 228.

     Frund, I. & Elder, J.H. (2013). Statistical coding of natural closed contours, Journal of Vision, 13(9):119, 2013.

    Drewes, J., Goren, G. & Elder, J.H. (2012). Psychophysical Indications of Recurrent Processing in shape perception, Perception 41 ECVP Abstract Supplement, 219.

    Corral-Soto, E.R., Tal, R., Wang L., Persad R., Chao, L., Solomon, C., Hou, Y., Sohn, G. & Elder, J.H. (2012). 3DTown:  The automatic urban awareness project.  IEEE Virtual Reality Conference.

    Drewes, J., Goren, G. & Elder, J.H. (2012). A temporal window of facilitation in the formation of shape percepts, Vision Sciences Society Conference.

    Adams, W.J., Graf, E.W., Elder, J.H. & Josephs, J.A.E. (2012).  Inferring 3D surface shape from 2D contour curvature.  Vision Sciences Society Conference.

    Elder, J.H. (2011). Influence of object pose on contour grouping, Perception 40 ECVP Abstract Supplement, 59.

    Elder, J.H. Oleskiw, T.D., Graf, E.W. & Adams, W.J (2010). Contour grouping and natural shapes:  beyond local cues [Abstract], Journal of Vision, 10(7):1171, http://journalofvision.org/10/7/1171/, doi:10.1167/10.7.1171.

    Elder, J. H., & Velisavljevic, L. (2009). Cue dynamics underlying rapid detection of animals in natural scenes [Abstract], Journal of Vision, 9(8):787, http://journalofvision.org/9/8/787/, doi:10.1167/9.8.787.

    Mander, C., Elder, J. H., Keillor, J., & Hou, Y. (2009). Co-determination of attentional allocation by endogenous and exogenous factors [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 9(8):135, http://journalofvision.org/9/8/135/, doi:10.1167/9.8.135.

    Elder, J. H., Balaban, D. Y., Kamyab, A., Wilcox, L., & Hou, Y. (2008). Selectivity for faces as exogenous attentional cues [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 8(6):685, 685a, http://journalofvision.org/8/6/685/, doi:10.1167/8.6.685.

    Elder J, Morgenstern Y, 2007, "Nonlinear pooling mechanisms underlying edge detection" Perception 36 ECVP Abstract Supplement.

    Or, C. C.-F., & Elder, J. H. (2007). Classification image analysis of oriented texture detection [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 7(9):359, 359a, http://journalofvision.org/7/9/359/, doi:10.1167/7.9.359.

    Elder, J. H., & Morgenstern, Y. (2006). Power spectrum classification image analysis reveals localized mechanisms underlying nonlinear detection of narrowband stimuli. Journal of Vision, 6(6), 117a, http://journalofvision.org/6/6/117/, doi:10.1167/6.6.117.

    Morgenstern, Y., & Elder, J. (2005). Noise does not shrink the summation region for grating detection. Journal of Vision, 5(8), 477a, http://journalofvision.org/5/8/477/, doi:10.1167/5.8.477.

    Clarke A, Elder J H, 2004, "Principal component analysis of good-continuation cues" Perception 33 ECVP Abstract Supplement.

    Morgenstern, Y., Elder, J. H., & Hou, Y. (2004). Contrast dependence of spatial summation revealed by classification image analysis [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 4(8):539, 539a, http://journalofvision.org/4/8/539/, doi:10.1167/4.8.539.

    Elder, J. H. (2003). Contour grouping: Ecological statistics, generative models and ideal observers, Invited Talk, Fall Vision Meeting: Symposium on Segmentation and Grouping, Tucson, AZ. Journal of Vision, 3(12), 10a, http://journalofvision.org/3/12/10/, doi:10.1167/3.12.10.

    Elder, J. H., Morgenstern, Y., & Tabone, R. (2003). The efficiency of contour grouping [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 3(9), 118a, http://journalofvision.org/3/9/118/, doi:10.1167/3.9.118.

    Velisavljevic, L., & Elder, J. H. (2003). Eccentricity effects in the rapid visual encoding of natural images [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 3(9), 647a, http://journalofvision.org/3/9/647/, doi:10.1167/3.9.647.

    Elder, J.H., Morgenstern, Y. & Tabone, R. (2002) A New Ideal Observer Formulation for Perceptual Organization, Perception, vol. 31 (supplement), 109.

    Amati, J., & Elder, J. H. (2002). Slant capture in the perception of multiple textured transparent surfaces. Journal of Vision, 2(7), 97a, http://journalofvision.org/2/7/97/, DOI 10.1167/2.7.97.

    Velisavljevic, L., & Elder, J. H. (2002). What do we see in a glance? [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 2(7), 493a, http://journalofvision.org/2/7/493/, DOI 10.1167/2.7.493.

    Amati, J. & Elder, J.H. (2001). Factors affecting the discrimination and perceived attitude of multiple transparent surfaces. Journal of Vision, 1(3), 430a, http://journalofvision.org/1/3/430, DOI 10.1167/1.3.430.

    Sachs, A. & Elder, J.H. (2000) Estimating the psychophysical receptive fields of edge detection mechanisms, Perception, vol. 29 (supplement), 122.

    Elder, J.H., Wilcox, L.M. (2000). Computational modelling of stereoacuity for binocularly uncorrelated (2nd order) stimuli, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 41, no. 4, S736.

    Velisavjlevic, L. & Elder, J.H. (2000). What is the optimal texture for perceiving surface attitude?, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 41, no. 4, S219.

    Reeves, R and Elder, J.H. (2000). Accuracy of the Canadian Digital Terrain Data in the Gatineau Region of Qu?bec. GEOMATICS 2000, Montreal, Mar 2000.

    Elder, J.H., Beniaminov, D. & Pintilie, G. (1999). Edge classification in natural images, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 40, no. 4, S357.
    Abstract Slides

    Elder, J.H. & Goldberg, R.M. (1998). Inferential reliability of contour grouping cues in natural images. Perception, vol. 27 (supplement), 11.

    Elder, J.H., Trithart, S., Pintilie, G. & MacLean, D. (1998). Rapid processing of cast and attached shadows, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 39, no. 4, S853.

    Elder, J.H. (1997). Brightness filling-in of natural images. Perception, vol 26 (supplement) 57.

    Elder, J.H. & Zucker, S.W. (1996). The visual computation of closed contours. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 37, no. 3, 805.

    Wilcox, L.M., Elder, J.H. & Hess, R.F. (1996). The effect of stimulus blur and size on stereoacuity. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 37, no. 3, 3127.

    Elder, J.H., Zucker, S.W. (1995). Boundaries, textures and the perceptual binding of fragmented figures. Perception, vol. 24 (supplement), 119.

    Elder, J.H. & Zucker, S.W. (1995). The local character of generalized luminance transitions. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 36, no. 4, 3855.

    Elder, J.H. & Zucker, S.W. (1992). Contour closure and the perception of shape. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 33, no. 4, 1339.

    Elder, J.H. & Zucker, S.W. (1991). The importance of contour closure in visual search. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 32, no. 4, 715.


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