This model of bottom-up saliency is based on the forward whitening of low level features, from an
overcomplete representation of the image. It is hence, based on a simple adaptive coding approach that provides short-term contextual adaptation to
It has been developed as part of the research work conducted for the achievement of the PhD. degree by A. Garcia-Diaz, under the direction of X. R. Fdez-Vidal and X. M. Pardo. A complete description of the model and an analysis of its results and implications is given in the Ph.D. thesis entitled "Modeling early visual coding and saliency through adaptive whitening: plausibility, assessment, and applications" (See publications section).