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Natural and Synthetic Vision – call for papers – deadline extended to 9.15.08

We're seeking more articles in the field of Natural and Synthetic Vision (an area in which we have already published 40+ papers, you can see them listed below). At the current time we are especially interested in articles that will be of interest to those who are implementing Synthetic Vision Systems.

We would like to expand our coverage of this area by announcing the publication of a Special Collection that emphasizes electronic and computational image processing, including machine learning in vision. We look forward to publishing your research.

Special Collection—submit by September 15th

PLoS ONE would like to receive your work so that we may consider it for inclusion in the collection. Since we pride ourselves on fast publication, for all articles submitted by September 15th, 2008, we will strive to get a first decision back to the authors by October 15th, 2008. Allowing a month for any revisions and resubmissions, we will then aim to publish the Special Collection in late Autumn 2008.

The Academic Editors leading this call for papers include Andreas G. Andreou (Johns Hopkins University), Eugenio Culurciello (Yale University), Yann Lecun (New York University), and Teresa Serrano-Gotarredona (Microelectronics Institute of Seville). The following three articles have been chosen by these Academic Editors to showcase the quality and breadth of our coverage in this area:

* Visual Coding in Locust Photoreceptors by Olivier Faivre and Mikko Juusola.

* Neural Decision Boundaries for Maximal Information Transmission by Tatyana Sharpee and William Bialek.

* Integration across Time Determines Path Deviation Discrimination for Moving Objects by David Whitaker, Dennis M. Levi, and Graeme J. Kennedy.

I interviewed the corresponding author of the paper entitled Visual Coding in Locust Photoreceptors listed above about why he and his co-author chose PLoS ONE, their experiences publishing with us and where their work is heading now.

Q. Why did you choose PLoS ONE to publish your work?

A. We chose to publish in PLoS ONE because the publication process is fast and authors are given great freedom for deciding the layout of the article and choosing the way they present they data. The fact that there was no size restriction, for the text or the number of (colour) figures was an appreciable bonus. Furthermore, we strongly support the open-source policy of PLoS ONE.

Q. What was your publishing experience like and would you do it again?

A. The publication process went well, and was overall pretty fast. We especially appreciated that 2 out of 3 referees decided to reveal their identities. We would certainly do it again and recommend our colleagues to publish in PLoS ONE.

Why are Natural and Synthetic Vision researchers like these already publishing in PLoS ONE? Because it is:

* Open Access—freely and immediately available to everyone online.

* Fast—papers that pass peer review are rapidly published.

* Peer-Reviewed—for technical soundness and scientific rigor.

* Interactive—tools for rating, commenting on, and discussing research with an online scientific community.

* Funder-Compliant—everything we publish is automatically deposited in PubMed Central.

Here are the papers that we've already published in this field categorized for your convenience.

Neuronal Mechanisms for Vision

Visual Coding in Locust Photoreceptors Olivier Faivre, Mikko Jussola (2008)

Ganglion Cell Adaptability: Does the Coupling of Horizontal Cells Play a Role? Dedek K, Pandarinath C, Alam NM, Wellershaus K, Schubert T, Willecke K, Prusky GT, Weller R, Nirenberg S (2008)

High-Pass Filtering of Input Signals by the Ih Current in a Non-Spiking Neuron, the Retinal Rod Bipolar Cell Cangiano L, Gargini C, Della Santina L, Demontis GC, Cervetto L (2007)

A Novel Interhemispheric Interaction: Modulation of Neuronal Cooperativity in the Visual Areas Carmeli C, Lopez-Aguado L, Schmidt, KE, De Feo O, Innocenti GM (2007)

A Functional Architecture of Optic Flow in the Inferior Parietal Lobule of the Behaving Monkey Raffi M, Siegel RM (2007)

Network Properties and Modeling

Effects of Active Conductance Distribution over Dendrites on the Synaptic Integration in an Identified Nonspiking Interneuron Takashima A, Takahata M (2008)

On How Network Architecture Determines the Dominant Patterns of Spontaneous Neural Activity Galen RF (2008)

Long-Term Activity-Dependent Plasticity of Action Potential Propagation Delay and Amplitude in Cortical Networks Bakkum DJ, Chao ZC, Potter SM (2008)

Network ‘Small-World-Ness’: A Quantitative Method for Determining Canonical Network Equivalence Humphries MD, Gurney K (2008)

Calmodulin Activation by Calcium Transients in the Postsynaptic Density of Dendritic Spines Keller DX, Franks KM, Bartol TM, Sejnowski TJ (2008)

Spike Timing Dependent Plasticity Finds the Start of Repeating Patterns in Continuous Spike Trains Masquelier T, Guyonneau R, Thorpe SJ (2008)

Information and Discriminability as Measures of Reliability of Sensory Coding Grewe J, Weckstrom M, Egelhaaf M & Warzecha A-K (2007)

Cellular and Network Contributions to Excitability of Layer 5 Neocortical Pyramidal Neurons in the Rat Bar-Yehuda D, Korngreen A (2007)

Identification and Classification of Hubs in Brain Networks Sporns O, Honey CJ, Kotter R (2007)

Development of Neural Circuitry for Precise Temporal Sequences through Spontaneous Activity, Axon Remodeling, and Synaptic Plasticity Jun JK, Jin DZ (2007)

Synaptic Transmission and Plasticity in an Active Cortical Network Reig R, Sanchez-vives MV (2007)

Neural Decision Boundaries for Maximal Information Transmission Sharpee T, Bialek W (2007)

On the Dynamics of the Spontaneous Activity in Neuronal Networks Mazzoni A, Broccard FD, Garcia-Perez E, Bonifazi P, Ruaro ME, Torre V (2007)

Subspace Projection Approaches to Classification and Visualization of Neural Network-Level Encoding Patterns Osan R, Zhu L, Shoham S, Tsien JZ (2007)

Spike Timing and Reliability in Cortical Pyramidal Neurons: Effects of EPSC Kinetics, Input Synchronization and Background Noise on Spike Timing Rodroguez-Molina VM, Aertsen A, Heck DH (2007)

Visual Psychophysics and Perception

Visual Learning in Multiple-Object Tracking Makovski T, Vázquez GA, Jiang YV (2008)

Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Attentional Guidance during Inefficient Visual Search Zenon A, Ben Hamed S, Duhamel J-R, Olivier E (2008)

Saccadic Eye Movements Minimize the Consequences of Motor Noise van Beers RJ (2008)

Integration across Time Determines Path Deviation Discrimination for Moving Objects Whitaker D, Levi DM, Kennedy GJ (2008)

Are There Multiple Visual Short-Term Memory Stores? Sligte IG, Scholte HS, Lamme, VAF (2008)

Crayfish Recognize the Faces of Fight Opponents Van der Velden J, Zheng Y, Patullo BW, Macmillan DL (2008)

Self-Consistent Estimation of Mislocated Fixations during Reading Engbert R, Nuthmann A (2008)

Benefits of Stimulus Congruency for Multisensory Facilitation of Visual Learning Sandkuhler S, Bhattacharya J (2008)

Multi-Timescale Perceptual History Resolves Visual Ambiguity Brascamp JW, Knapen THJ, Kanai R, Noest AJ, van Ee R, van den Berg AV (2008)

The Role of Temporally Coarse Form Processing during Binocular Rivalry van Boxtel JJA, Alais D, Erkelens CJ, van Ee R (2008)

Visual Feedback Is Not Necessary for the Learning of Novel Dynamics Franklin DW, So U, Burdet E, Kawato M (2007)

The Effect of Real-World Personal Familiarity on the Speed of Face Information Processing Balas B, Cox D, Conwell E (2007)

Illusory Stimuli Can Be Used to Identify Retinal Blind Spots Crossland MD, Dakin SC, Bex PJ (2007)

Cross-Modal Object Recognition Is Viewpoint-Independent Lacey S, Peters A, Sathian K (2007)

Retinal Encoding of Ultrabrief Shape Recognition Cues Greene E (2007)

Stimulus Motion Propels Traveling Waves in Binocular Rivalry Knapen T, van Ee R, Blake R (2007)

Parts, Wholes, and Context in Reading: A Triple Dissociation Pelli DG, Tillman KA (2007)

Changing Human Visual Field Organization from Early Visual to Extra-Occipital Cortex Jack AI, Patel GH, Astafiev SV, Snyder AZ, Akbudak E, Shulman GL, Corbetta M (2007)

Onset Rivalry: Brief Presentation Isolates an Early Independent Phase of Perceptual Competition Carter O, Cavanaugh P (2007)

Spatio-Temporal Interpolation Is Accomplished by Binocular Form and Motion Mechanisms Kandil FI, Lappe M (2007)

High-Throughput Sequencing of Arabidopsis microRNAs: Evidence for Frequent Birth and Death of MIRNA Genes Fahlgren N, Howell M, Kasschau K, Chapman E, Sullivan C, Cumbie J, Givan S, Law T, Grant S, Dang J, Carrington J (2007)

Perceptual Learning of Motion Leads to Faster Flicker Perception Seitz AR, Nanez JE Sr, Holloway SR, Watanabe T (2006)

We look forward to publishing your research.

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