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  • Vol. 64, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1974
  • pp: 1328–1331

Effect of surround on perceived saturation

I. T. Pitt and L. M. Winter  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 64, Issue 10, pp. 1328-1331 (1974)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.64.001328


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Abstract

This investigation examines the effects of having a light or dark surround around a color; in particular, the effect these surrounds have on the perceived saturation of the color. The results of the experiments show that a dark surround not only increases the apparent brightness of a color but also reduces its apparent saturation. That is, for equivalence with a light-surrounded color, a color with a dark surround must have a higher purity.

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I. T. Pitt and L. M. Winter, "Effect of surround on perceived saturation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 64, 1328-1331 (1974)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-64-10-1328


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