To achieve the complex task of interpreting what we see, our brains rely on statistical regularities and patterns in visual data. Knowledge of these regularities can also be considerably useful in visual computing disciplines, such as computer vision, computer graphics, and image processing. The field of natural image statistics studies the regular

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I Background

chapter 1|12 pages


chapter 2|26 pages

The Human Visual System

chapter 3|28 pages

Image Collection and Calibration

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II Image Statistics

chapter 4|18 pages

First-Order Statistics

chapter 5|30 pages

Gradients, Edges, and Contrast

chapter 6|34 pages

Fourier Analysis

chapter 7|22 pages

Dimensionality Reduction

chapter 8|32 pages

Wavelet Analysis

chapter 9|18 pages

Markov Random Fields

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III Beyond Two Dimensions

chapter 10|30 pages


chapter 11|12 pages

Depth Statistics

chapter 12|16 pages

Time and Motion

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A Basic Definitions