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Books




Independent Component Analysis:
A Tutorial Introduction
2004



Seeing: The Computational
Approach to Biological Vision
2010



Vision and Brain:
How We Perceive The World
2012



Bayes’ Rule:
A Tutorial Introduction
2013



Information Theory:
A Tutorial Introduction
2015

Journal Publications


Stone JV, "Independent Component Analysis", The Encyclopedia of Statistics in Behavioral Science, BS Everitt and DC Howell (Eds), Wiley StatsRef: Statistics Reference Online, 2015. Download pdf file.

Stone JV, "Using Reaction Times and Binary Responses to Estimate Psychophysical Performance: An Information-Theoretic Analysis", Frontiers in Decision Neuroscience, 8(35), Feb, 2014. This paper can be downloaded from here.

Stone JV, "Footprints Sticking Out of the Sand (Part II): Children’s Bayesian Priors For Lighting Direction and Convexity", Perception, 40(2), pp175-190, 2011. Download pdf file.

Stone JV and Pascalis O, "Footprints Sticking Out of the Sand (Part I): Children’s Perception of Naturalistic and Embossed Symbol Stimuli", Perception, 39, pp1254-1260, 2010. Download pdf file.
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Stone JV, Kerrigan IR and Porrill J, "Where Is The Light? Bayesian Perceptual Priors For Lighting Direction", Proceedings Royal Society (B), 276(1663) pp1797-804, 2009. Download pdf file. In order to read a brief explanatory account of this method, see here.

Jupp PE and Stone JV, "Free-Lunch Learning and Directional Distributions in Artificial Neural Networks", Acta et Commentationes Universitatis Tartuensis de Mathematica 12, 101-108, 2008. Download: JuppStoneTartu2009.pdf

Stone JV and Jupp PE, "Falling Towards Forgetfulness: Synaptic decay prevents spontaneous recovery of memory", Computational Biology, 4(8), August 2008.
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Stone JV, "Distributed Representations Accelerate Evolution of Adaptive Behaviours", PLoS Computational Biology, August, 2007.
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Stone JV and Jupp PE, "Free-Lunch Learning: Modelling Spontaneous Recovery of Memory" , Neural Computation, 19, pp194-217, 2007.
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Highly Commended essay in the National Brain Science Writing Prize (December 2005)
How The Brain Lit The Fuse To The Cambrian Explosion

Porrill J, Dean P, and Stone JV, "Recurrent cerebellar architecture solves the motor-error problem", Proceedings Royal Society (B), 271(1541), pp789-796, 2004.

Stone JV, "Deconvolution Using Temporal Predictability", Neurocomputing, 49, pp1-456, 2002.
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Dean, P Porrill, J and Stone JV, "Decorrelation Control by the Cerebellum Achieves Oculomotor Plant Compensation in Simulated Vestibulo-ocular Reflex" , Proceedings Royal Society (B), 269(1503) pp1895-1904, 2002.
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Stone JV and Kotter R, "Making connections about brain connectivity" , (report on meeting, "Functional brain connectivity", April 2002, Dusseldorf, Germany), Trends in Cognitive Science, pp59-64, Feb 2002. Download pdf file.

Stone JV, Porrill J, Porter NR, and Wilkinson IW, "Spatiotemporal Independent Component Analysis of Event-Related fMRI Data Using Skewed Probability Density Functions", NeuroImage, 15(2), pp407-421, 2002.
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Stone JV, "Independent Component Analysis: An Introduction", Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 6(2), pp59-64, Feb 2002.
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Stone JV, Hunkin NM, and Hornby A, "Predicting Spontaneous Recovery of Memory", Nature, 414, pp167-168, November 2001.
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Stone JV, "Face Recognition: When a nod is better than a wink", Current Biology, 11, pp663-664, Aug 2001 (Invited Commentary).
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JV Stone, "Blind Source Separation Using Temporal Predictability", Neural Computation, 13(7), pp1559-1574, July, 2001.
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Stone JV, Hunkin NM, Porrill J, Wood R, Keeler V, Beanland M, Port M, and Porter NR, "When is Now? Perception of Simultaneity", Proceedings Royal Society (B), 268, pp31-38, 2001.
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Stone JV, Buckley D, and Moger F, "Determinants Object Recognition", Vision Research, 40(20) pp2723 - 2736, 2000.

Hunkin NM, Stone JV, Isaac CL, Holdstock JS, Butterfield R, Wallis LI, and Mayes AR, "Factor analysis of three standardised tests of memory in a clinical population", British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 39(2), pp169-180, 2000. View Abstract

Stone JV and Harper N, "Temporal Constraints on Visual Learning: A Computational Model" , Perception (28) pp1089-1104, November 1999. View Abstract
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Stone JV, "Object Recognition: View-Specificity and Motion-Specificity", Vision Research, 39(24), pp 4032-4044, October 1999. View Abstract Download pdf
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Stone JV, "Learning Perceptually Salient Visual Parameters Using Spatiotemporal Smoothness Constraints", in: Unsupervised Learning: Foundations of Neural Computation, G Hinton and T Sejnowski (Eds.), pp 71-100, MIT Press, London England, 1999.
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Stone JV, "Object Recognition Using Spatiotemporal Signatures"(published as a Rapid Communication), Vision Research, 38(7), pp 947-951, March 1998.
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Stone JV, "Information Theory: The Holy Grail of Cortical Computation?", Brain and Behaviourial Science commentary on article, "In search of common foundations for cortical computation" by W Phillips and Singer, 20(4), p698, December, 1997.
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Eglen S, Bray A, and Stone JV, "Unsupervised Discovery of Invariances", Network: Computation in Neural Systems, November 1997, pp 441-452.
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Stone JV, "Learning Perceptually Salient Visual Parameters Using Spatiotemporal Smoothness Constraints", Neural Computation, 8(7), pp 1463-1492, 1996.
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Stone JV, "Learning Stereo Disparity Using Temporal Smoothness Constraints: A Computational Model", Spatial Vision: Special Issue on Learning and Adaptation in Man and Machine, 10(1), pp 15-29, 1996.

Stone, JV, "A Canonical Microfunction For Learning Perceptual Invariances", Perception, 25, pp 207-220, 1996.
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Harvey I and Stone JV, "Unicycling Helps Your French: Spontaneous Recovery of Associations by Learning Unrelated Tasks" , Neural Computation, 8, pp 697- 704, 1996.
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Stone JV and Isard S, "Adaptive Scale Filtering: A General Method for Obtaining Shape From Texture", IEEE Trans. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 17, 7, pp 713-718, 1995.
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Stone JV and Bray A, "A Learning Rule for Extracting Spatio-Temporal Invariances", Network, 6(3), pp 1-8, 1995. Abstract Download pdf

Stone JV, "The Sinking Is Green Stone: Using Spatio-Temporal Cues in Vision", Image Processing, 7(4), pp 20-25, 1995. View Abstract Download pdf

Stone JV and Cliff D, "How to play the creative game", Review of book, "The Garden in the Machine" by C Emmeche, in New Scientist, 17 September 1994. 

Stone JV, "Shape From Local and Global Analysis of Texture", Transactions Royal Society London (B), 339:1287, pp 53-65, 1992. 

Stone JV, "Shape from Texture: a computational analysis", DPhil, Experimental Psychology, University of Sussex, 1990.
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Stone JV, "Connectionist Models: Theoretical Status, Form and Function", in Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour, pp. 15-18, June, 1988. 



Book Chapters


Dean P, Porrill J, Stone JV, "Visual awareness and the cerebellum: possible role of decorrelation control", in "The Roots of Visual Awareness: A Festschrift in Honour of Alan Cowey" (Progress in Brain Research), C Blakemore, CA Heywood, A.D. Milner (Eds), Elsevier, 2003.

Porrill J, Stone JV, Berwick J, Mayhew J, Coffey P, "Analysis of Optical Imaging Data Using Weak Models and ICA", Advances in Independent Component Analysis, Mark Girolami (Ed), Springer-Verlag, 2000. View Abstract Download compressed postscript (276K)

Stone JV, "Learning Perceptually Salient Visual Parameters Using Spatiotemporal Smoothness Constraints", in: Unsupervised Learning: Foundations of Neural Computation, G Hinton and T Sejnowski (Eds.), pp 71-100, MIT Press, London England, 1999.
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Conference Publications


Stone JV, "Fat-Face-Thin Illusion Predicted by Own-Face Shape", York Vision Conference 2012. Download poster.

Stone JV, and Pascalis O, "Development of Priors For Lighting Direction in Children", Society for Research in Child Development Conference, Denver, 2009. Download poster.

Stone JV, Kerrigan IR and Porrill J, "Where is the light? Bayesian perceptual priors for lighting direction", York Vision Conference 2008. Download poster.

Stone JV, "Free-Lunch Learning: Modelling Spontaneous Recovery of Memory", CNS, Edinburgh, 15-20 July, 2006.

Stone JV, "Free-Lunch Learning, Spontaneous Recovery of Memory, and Accelerated Evolution", Sheffield Machine Learning Workshop, Sept 7-10, 2004, Sheffield.

Stone JV, Porter NR, Porrill J, "The colour-contingent motion after-effect: An Efmri study", Human Brain Mapping, June 10-14, 2001, Brighton, UK, S945.

Porrill J, Stone JV, Porter NR, Hunkin NM, "Recovering Spatially Localised Sources From fMRI Data", Human Brain Mapping, June 10-14 2001, Brighton, UK.

Dean P, Porrill J, Stone JV, "Decorrelation control by cerebellum compensates automatically for oculomotor plant in simulated VOR", Society for Neuroscience, 2001.

JV Stone, NM Hunkin, J Porrill, R Wood, V Keeler, M Beanland,M Port, and NR Porter, "When is Now? Perception of Simultaneity", Second Annual Multisensory Research Conference, October 6 - 7th, 2000, Tarrytown New York.

Stone JV, Porrill J, Buchel C, and Friston K, "Spatial, Temporal, and Spatiotemporal Independent Component Analysis of fMRI Data", in 18th Leeds Statistical Research Workshop on Spatial-temporal modelling and its applications, July, 1999, University of Leeds. View Abstract Download pdf 

Porrill J, Stone JV, Mayhew JEW, Berwick J and Coffey P, "Spatio-Temporal Data Analysis using Weak Linear Models" , in 18th Leeds Statistical Research Workshop on Spatial-temporal modelling and its applications, July, 1999, University of Leeds. View Abstract Download df 


Stone JV and Harper N, "Using Temporal Constraints to Learn Visual Invariances in an Artificial Neural Network" , presented at ECVP99. View Abstract

Stone JV, Buckely D, and Moger F, "Determinants of Shape Perception and Object Recognition", presented at ECVP99. View Abstract

Stone JV, Porrill J, Buchel C, and Friston K, "Spatial and Temporal Independent Component Analysis of fMRI Data", Human Brain Mapping (Dusseldorf, 1999).

Porrill J, Stone JV, Mayhew JEW, Berwick J and Coffey P, "Analysis of Optical Imaging Data Using Weak Models", Human Brain Mapping (Dusseldorf, 1999).

Stone, JV, ,"Recognition of rigid Johansson objects mediated by spatiotemporal signatures", (ECVP98 abstract) , Perception, 27, 119, 1998.

Buckley, D, and Stone, JV, and Brennand, DAA and Davis, H, "Predicting individual differences in performance of an object recognition task", (ECVP98 abstract), Perception, 27, 1124, 1998.

Stone JV, "Characteristic Spatiotemporal Views and Object Recognition" , Invited paper for the Rank Prize Funds Symposium on Visual Motion Analysis, 4-7th November, 1996.
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Lister, R and Stone J "An Empirical Study of the Time Complexity of Various Error Functions with Conjugate Gradient Back Propagation" , IEEE International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICNN95), Perth, Australia, Nov 27-Dec 1, 1995.
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Stone JV and Bray A, "Extracting Temporal Invariances" , International Workshop on Artificial Neural Networks, Malaga, June, 1995. 

Stone JV, "Hierarchical Learning of Spatio-Temporal Invariances" , International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, Cambridge, pp 110-115, June 1995. 

Stone JV and Thornton C, "Can Artificial Neural Networks Learn Useful Regularities?" , International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, Cambridge, pp 201-205, June 1995. 

Lister R and Stone JV, "Error Functions, Error Signals, and Conjugate Gradient Back Propagation" , International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, Cambridge, pp 76-81, June 1995. 

Stone JV, "Learning Visual Invariances Through Spatio-Temporal Constraints", Applied Vision Association Annual Meeting, "Invariance and Constancy in Vision" Workshop, Reading, April 1995. 

Lister, R and Stone, JV, "Error Functions and Conjugate Gradient Back Propagation" , Australian Conference on Neural Networks, Sydney, pp 130-133, February, 1995. 

Stone JV, "Learning Spatio-temporal Invariances" , Proceedings of British Machine Vision Conference, York, pp 681-690, 1994. 

Stone JV, "Learning Spatio-temporal Invariances" , Neural Computation and Psychology Proceedings of the 3rd Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop (NCPW3), Stirling, Scotland, 31 August-2 September 1994, editors L.S. Smith and P.J.B. Hancock. Springer Verlag: Workshops in Computing Series, April 1995. 

Stone JV, "Evolutionary Robots: Our Hands In Their Brains?" , Proceedings of the Artificial Life Conference, pp 400-405, Boston, July, 1994.
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Stone JV and Lister R, "On the Time Complexity of Conjugate Gradient Back-Propagation" , Australian Conference on Neural Networks, Brisbane, February 1994.
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Stone JV and Lister R, "On the Relative Time Complexities of Standard and Conjugate Gradient Back-Propagation" , Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Neural Networks, (Orlando), pp 84-87, June, 1994.
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Stone JV, "Computer Vision: What Is The Object?" , Prospects for AI, Proc. Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour, Birmingham, IOS Press, Amsterdam, pp 199-208, April 1993.
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Stone JV, "The Adaptive Bisector Method: Separating Slant and Tilt in Obtaining Shape from Texture" , British Machine Vision Conference, Leeds, pp 177-186, 1992.
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Stone JV, "The Optimal Elastic Net: Finding Solutions to the Travelling Salesman Problem" , in International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, Brighton, pp 170-174, Sept. 1992.
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Stone JV, "Shape From Texture: Textural Invariance and the Problem of Scale in Perspective Images of Textured Surfaces" , CSRP 167, July 1990. 



Technical Reports


2000: Stone JV, Porrill J, Porter NR and Hunkin NM, "Spatiotemporal ICA of fMRI Data", Computational Neuroscience Report 202. 

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1999: Stone JV, Porrill J, "Regularisation Using Spatiotemporal Independence and Predictability", Computational Neuroscience Report 201.
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1998: Stone JV and Porrill J, "Independent Component Analysis and Projection Pursuit: A Tutorial Introduction",
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NOTE: MatLab code which implements the methods described in the next two TRs can be obtained on request.

1998: Stone JV and Porrill J, "Undercomplete Independent Component Analysis for Signal Separation and Dimension Reduction",
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1998: Stone JV and Porrill J, "Independent Components Analysis For Step-Wise Separation of Signals" ,
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