Spectral sensitivities of the red–green and yellow–blue opponent-color responses were determined under broadband light adaptation for the light-adaptation levels of 5 to 5000 Td. With changing light-adaptation level, the spectral-sensitivity functions of the opponent-color systems change in shape, especially in the short-wavelength region of the spectrum. The light-adaptation effect on the red–green responses can be ascribed to the changes at the cone receptor level, whereas the light-adaptation effect on the yellow–blue responses can be ascribed to the changes at two sites, i.e., at the cone receptor site and at the opponent site.
© 1985 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 24, 1984
Manuscript Accepted: January 14, 1985
Published: May 1, 1985
Shigeko Takahashi, Yoshimichi Ejima, and Munehira Akita, "Effect of light adaptation on the perceptual red–green and yellow–blue opponent-color responses," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2, 705-712 (1985)