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  • Vol. 65, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1975
  • pp: 966–968

Sensitivity of human color mechanisms to gratings and flicker

C. R. Cavonius and O. Estévez  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 65, Issue 8, pp. 966-968 (1975)

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C. R. Cavonius and O. Estévez, "Sensitivity of human color mechanisms to gratings and flicker," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 65, 966-968 (1975)

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  9. It should be emphasized that this is not the same procedure as using selective adaptation to depress the sensitivity of one mechanism in order to measure another. In our application, the sensitivity of the red mechanism was depressed more than that of the green, irrespective of whether we were measuring the modulation sensitivity of the red or the green mechanism.
  10. For the fact that we used a different field when we measured spatial sensitivity, we can offer only the inadequate excuse that when we measured spatial sensitivity we used a borrowed monochromator, which we had to return before we were able to do the flicker experiment, for which we used a filter.
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