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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2012
  • pp: A96–A101

Real-world stimuli show perceived hue shifts in the peripheral visual field

Neil R. A. Parry, Athanasios Panorgias, Declan J. McKeefry, and Ian J. Murray  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 29, Issue 2, pp. A96-A101 (2012)

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Certain hues undergo shifts in their appearance when they are viewed by the peripheral retina. This has often been shown on a 3-primary color CRT monitor. To investigate the possible role of metamerism, we replicated our peripheral color matching experiments using Munsell paper stimuli viewed under real and simulated daylight (using a 3-primary projection system). Using stimuli of constant value and chroma (7/4), observers adjusted the hue of a 3 deg target presented 18 deg nasally, until it matched a 1 deg target presented 1 deg nasally. The magnitude and pattern of measured hue shifts were similar to those measured using CRT stimuli. We conclude that the perceived hue shifts that have previously been reported in the peripheral retina are independent of the nature of the stimulus and of the illuminant.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(330.1720) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color vision
(330.5510) Vision, color, and visual optics : Psychophysics
(330.1715) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color, rendering and metamerism

ToC Category:
Mesopic and peripheral color vision

Original Manuscript: September 22, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 7, 2011
Published: January 13, 2012

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Neil R. A. Parry, Athanasios Panorgias, Declan J. McKeefry, and Ian J. Murray, "Real-world stimuli show perceived hue shifts in the peripheral visual field," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 29, A96-A101 (2012)

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