in my old flat in OsnabrŸck

My graduation project was under the guidance of Peter König and Selim Onat in cooperation with Charles Gray. I compared monkey and human eye movements with respect to low-level properties of natural scenes in gray-level photographs. The table below illustrates rather striking high-level differences between fixated locations on images that were shown to humans and monkeys in the experiments.

Original image Human fixations Monkey fixations
wonder wheel human fixations monkey fixations
forest scene human fixations monkey fixations

The images were provided by Charles Gray from the University of Montana State University at Bozeman, where the experiment with the monkeys was conducted.


Benjamin Auffarth, Maite López-Sánchez, Jesús Cerquides. "Comparison of Relevance and Redundancy Measures for Feature Selection." P. Perner (Ed.), Proceedings of 10th Industrial Conference on Data Mining (ICDM). Berlin, Germany. July 2010. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. [pdf]

Benjamin Auffarth. “A Genetic Algorithm for Clustering with ın Biased Mutation Operator and Local Cross-Over.“ 2010 IEEE WCCI CEC. Barcelona, Spain, July 18–23, 2010. [pdf]

Benjamin Auffarth, Agustín Gutierrez, Santiago Marco. “Relevance and Loci of Odorant Features in the Rat Olfactory Bulb.“ Proc. of Biosignal Conference. Valencia, Spain, 20–23 January 2010. [pdf]

Matteo Falasconi, Agustín Gutierrez, Benjamin Auffarth, Giorgio Sberveglieri, Santiago Marco. "Cluster Analysis of the Rat Olfactory Bulb Activity in Response to Different Odorants." International Symposium on Olfaction and Electronic Nose (ISOEN). Brescia, 2009. [pdf]

Benjamin Auffarth, "How to build a beowulf," Technical report, November 2008 [pdf]

Jordi Fonollosa, Benjamin Auffarth. "Sensores de gas y narices electrónicas." GEA, 61, pp. 52-53, 2008.

Benjamin Auffarth, Maite López-Sánchez, Jesús Cerquides. "Hopfield Networks in Relevance and Redundancy Feature Selection Applied to Classification of Biomedical High-Resolution Micro-CT Images." P. Perner (Ed.), Proceedings of 8th Industrial Conference on Data Mining (ICDM). Leipzig, Germany. July 2008. LNAI 5077, pp 16-31, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. [pdf]

Benjamin Auffarth, Maite López-Sánchez, Jordi Campos, Anna Puig. "System for Automated Assistance in Correction of Programming Exercises (SAC)", 5th international congress of university teaching and innovation (CIDUI). Lleida, Spain. July 2-4th, 2008. pp. 104 (1-9). [pdf]

Benjamin Auffarth, Yasumasa Mutou and Yasuharu Kunii. "An Artificial System for Visual Perception in Autonomous Robots." Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Intelligent Engineering Systems (INES), 2005. [pdf]


Benjamin Auffarth, Agustíın Gutiérrez-Galvez, Santiago Marco. "Which Odorant Properties Are Most Relevant to Perception?" Future Emerging Technologies (FET). Prague, April 21–23, 2009.[pdf]

Benjamin Auffarth, Agustín Gutiérrez-Galvez, Santiago Marco. "Study of chemotopic representations of glomeruli in the rat olfactory bulb." ECRO 2008. Portoroz, Slovenia. September 2008. [pdf]

Matteo Falasconi, Benjamin Auffarth, Agustín Gutiérrez-Galvez, Santiago Marco. "Exploring the number of modular dimensions in olfactory bulb activations of the rat." ECRO 2008. Portoroz, Slovenia. September 2008. [pdf]

Yasumasa Mutou, Benjamin Auffarth, Yasuharu Kunii. "A Model of Human Vision for Application in Autonomous Robots." 2005. Robocon, Kobe.


"Investigations Into Odor Representations at the Rat Olfactory Bulb", PhD discussion seminar, IBEC, February 2009.


"Feature Selection in Classification of Biomedical High-Resolution Micro-CT Images." Master Thesis, University of Barcelona, September 2007. [pdf]

"An Investigation into Differences of Eye Movements in Monkeys and Humans." Bachelor Thesis, University of Osnabrück, September 2006. [pdf]

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