A. Mashtakov, R. Duits. A Cortical Based Model for Contour Completion on the Retinal Sphere, Program systems: Theory and applications, 2016, 7:4(31), pp. 231–247
We introduce a natural spherical extension of a well-known contour perception model due to J. Petitot, G. Citti and A. Sarti, which additionally takes into account the spherical nature of the retina. Such a spherical extension was initially proposed by U. Boscain and F. Rossi. We extend their model by taking into account a relevant anisotropy parameter controlling the stiffness of optimal spherical contours, and an external cost modeling the non-uniform distribution of photoreceptors on the retina.