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. 19, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2002
  • pp: 1249–1258

Effects of rod activity on color perception with light adaptation

Bjørn Stabell and Ulf Stabell  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 19, Issue 7, pp. 1249-1258 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.19.001249


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (174 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

To investigate the effect of rod activity on color perception with light adaptation, chromaticity shifts of monochromatic test lights were measured as a function of background field intensity at 17 deg in the nasal field of view. The measurements were performed both after complete dark adaptation and during the cone-plateau period at a mesopic test intensity level of 15 photopic trolands. To clarify the mechanisms underlying the chromaticity shifts obtained, six supplementary experiments were performed. The results of the experiments strongly suggest that at scotopic background intensities, light adaptation of rods, both within and adjacent to the test area, may reduce rod signals triggered by the test light and thereby produce marked chromaticity shifts with light adaptation. At mesopic background intensities, cones in the background field become activated and may influence the chromaticity shift with light adaptation both by suppressing signals from rods elicited by the test light and by producing a selective chromatic adaptation.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(330.1720) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color vision
(330.5310) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision - photoreceptors
(330.7320) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision adaptation

History
Original Manuscript: May 29, 2001
Revised Manuscript: January 11, 2002
Manuscript Accepted: January 11, 2002
Published: July 1, 2002

Citation
Bjørn Stabell and Ulf Stabell, "Effects of rod activity on color perception with light adaptation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 19, 1249-1258 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-19-7-1249


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. R. W. G. Hunt, “The effects of daylight and tungsten light-adaptation on color perception,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. 40, 362–371 (1950). [CrossRef]
  2. R. W. G. Hunt, “Light and dark adaptation and the perception of color,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. 42, 190–199 (1952). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. R. W. G. Hunt, “The perception of color in 1° fields for different states of adaptation,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. 43, 479–484 (1953). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. W. D. Wright, Researches on Normal and Defective Colour Vision (Kimpton, London, 1946).
  5. J. D. Moreland, A. Cruz, “Colour perception with the peripheral retina,” Opt. Acta 6, 117–151 (1959). [CrossRef]
  6. J. D. Moreland, “Peripheral colour vision,” in Handbook of Sensory Physiology Vol. VII/4 of Visual Psychophysics, J. Jameson, L. M. Hurvich, eds. (Springer, Berlin, 1972), pp. 517–536.
  7. U. Stabell, B. Stabell, “Color-vision mechanisms of the extrafoveal retina,” Vision Res. 24, 1969–1975 (1984). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. U. Stabell, B. Stabell, “Dark adaptation of foveal cones during the cone-plateau period,” Scand. J. Psychol. 31, 212–219 (1990). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. W. A. H. Rushton, D. S. Powell, “The rhodopsin content and the visual threshold of human rods,” Vision Res. 12, 1073–1081 (1972). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. G. Wyszecki, W. S. Stiles, Color Science: Concepts and Methods, Quantitative Data and Formulae (Wiley, New York, 1982).
  11. M. Aguilar, W. S. Stiles, “Saturation of the rod mechanism of the retina at high levels of stimulation,” Opt. Acta 1, 59–65 (1954). [CrossRef]
  12. B. Stabell, U. Stabell, “Rod and cone contributions to peripheral colour vision,” Vision Res. 16, 1099–1104 (1976). [CrossRef]
  13. U. Stabell, B. Stabell, “Wavelength discrimination of peripheral cones and its change with rod intrusion,” Vision Res. 17, 423–426 (1977). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  14. B. Stabell, U. Stabell, “Extrafoveal spectral sensitivity during dark adaptation,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. 70, 81–86 (1980). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  15. B. Stabell, U. Stabell, “Spectral sensitivity in the far peripheral retina,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. 70, 959–963 (1980). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  16. N. S. Peachey, K. R. Alexander, D. J. Derlacki, “Spatial properties of rod-cone interactions in flicker and hue detection,” Vision Res. 30, 1205–1210 (1990). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  17. F. Naarendorp, N. Denny, T. E. Frumkes, “Rod light and dark adaptation influence cone-mediated spatial acuity,” Vision Res. 28, 67–74 (1988). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  18. T. Eysteinsson, T. E. Frumkes, “Physiological and phar-macologic analysis of suppressive rod-cone in Necturus retina,” J. Neurophysiol. 61, 866–877 (1989). [PubMed]
  19. T. E. Frumkes, G. Lange, N. Denny, I. Beczkowska, “Influence of rod adaptation upon cone responses to light offset in humans: I. Results in normal observers,” Visual Neurosci. 8, 83–89 (1992). [CrossRef]
  20. L. Spillmann, J. E. Conlon, “Photochromatic interval during dark adaptation and as a function of background luminance,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. 62, 182–185 (1972). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  21. B. Stabell, U. Stabell, “Peripheral colour vision. Effects of rod intrusion at different eccentricities,” Vision Res. 36, 3407–3414 (1996). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  22. W. Makous, R. Booth, “Cones block signals from rods,” Vision Res. 14, 285–294 (1974). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  23. W. Makous, D. Peeples, “Rod-cone interaction: Reconciliation with Flamant and Stiles,” Vision Res. 19, 695–698 (1979). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  24. S. L. Buck, W. Makous, “Rod-cone interaction on large and small backgrounds,” Vision Res. 21, 1181–1187 (1981). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  25. B. Stabell, K. Nordby, U. Stabell, “Light-adaptation of the human rod system,” Clin. Vision Sci. 2, 83–91 (1987).
  26. B. Stabell, U. Stabell, “Chromatic rod-cone interaction during dark adaptation,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 15, 2809–2815 (1998). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited