OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America A

Journal of the Optical Society of America A

| OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION

  • Vol. 1, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1984
  • pp: 443–450

Spectral sensitivity and wavelength discrimination of the human peripheral visual field

J. A. van Esch, E. E. Koldenhof, A. J. van Doorn, and J. J. Koenderink  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 1, Issue 5, pp. 443-450 (1984)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.1.000443


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (1012 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Spectral sensitivity and wavelength discrimination are determined along the nasal horizontal meridian of the human peripheral retina. The target size as a function of eccentricity is varied according to a particular cortical magnification factor. Spectral sensitivity is measured by flicker photometry parameterized for the flicker frequency (10–20 Hz) and is found to be independent of the eccentricity (0–80°) for 20-Hz flicker photometry after correction of the foveal spectral sensitivity for macular pigment absorption. This 20-Hz function is chosen as being representative for the peripheral luminous-efficiency function and is used in the wavelength-discrimination experiments. The peripheral retina can perform wavelength discrimination up to an eccentricity of 80°. If field-size scaling according to the eccentricity-dependent cone density, the cortical magnification factor, or the reciprocal of the interganglion cell distance is applied, then wavelength-discrimination performance from 8° to 80° eccentricity is roughly the same. Foveal wavelength discrimination is considerably better than peripheral wavelength discrimination.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: May 11, 1983
Manuscript Accepted: January 15, 1984
Published: May 1, 1984

Citation
J. A. van Esch, E. E. Koldenhof, A. J. van Doorn, and J. J. Koenderink, "Spectral sensitivity and wavelength discrimination of the human peripheral visual field," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 1, 443-450 (1984)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-1-5-443

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

If you are accessing the full text through a member bundle, please use the Enhanced HTML link to gain access to the citation lists and other restricted features. Note that accessing both the PDF and HTML versions of an article will count as only one download against your account.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

If you are accessing the full text through a member bundle, please use the Enhanced HTML link to gain access to the citation lists and other restricted features. Note that accessing both the PDF and HTML versions of an article will count as only one download against your account.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

If you wish to use one of your free member downloads to view the figures, click "Enhanced HTML" above and access the figures from the article itself or from the navigation tab.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

If you are accessing the full text through a member bundle, please use the Enhanced HTML link to gain access to the citation lists and other restricted features. Note that accessing both the PDF and HTML versions of an article will count as only one download against your account.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited