Figure 1: Progressive reconstruction of the spiking image in the primary visual cortex. To illustrate that the visual information is contained in the spike code, we show the theoretical reconstruction of the Tiger image using the algorithm presented in the paper. The different edges are extracted using a sparse coding scheme that grabs most salient information first. This reconstruction would correspond to the reconstrucion of the image in an afferent area using the spiking information only. This particular reconstruction on the 256x256 image used a Steerable pyramid with 8 different orientations as the linear transform. The theoretical compression rate compares to JPEG at slow bpp Fig. 2 and is more efficient than the retina model (compare with Lena).

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