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  • Vol. 43, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1953
  • pp: 479–484

The Perception of Color in 1° Fields for Different States of Adaptation

R. W. G. HUNT  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 43, Issue 6, pp. 479-484 (1953)

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The variations in the hues and saturations of colors, when seen under different intensities of adapting light, have been measured by the binocular matching technique, using a 1° field. The results were very similar to those obtained using a 20° field. The theoretical implications are discussed.

R. W. G. HUNT, "The Perception of Color in 1° Fields for Different States of Adaptation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 43, 479-484 (1953)

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