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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2005
  • pp: 401–415

Chromatic shadow compatibility and cone-excitation ratios

Genevieve M. Heckman, Jeffrey A. Muday, and James A. Schirillo  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 401-415 (2005)

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Logvinenko [ Perception 31, 201 ( 2002)] asserts that Adelson’s wall-of-blocks illusion [ Science 262, 2042 ( 1993)], where identical gray-cube surface tops appear to differ in brightness, arises when the surfaces surrounding the cube tops are shadow compatible, creating a concomitant illusion of transparency. We replicated Logvinenko’s main findings in the chromatic domain across three experiments in which observers match cube tops in hue, saturation, and brightness. A second set of stimuli adjusted cone-excitation ratios across the apparent transparency border [ Proc. R. Soc. London 257, 115 ( 1994)], which enhanced lightness and brightness constancy but only when the stimuli varied in both chromaticity and intensity.

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(330.0330) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision, color, and visual optics
(330.1690) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color
(330.1720) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color vision

Original Manuscript: September 15, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: September 16, 2004
Published: March 1, 2005

Genevieve M. Heckman, Jeffrey A. Muday, and James A. Schirillo, "Chromatic shadow compatibility and cone-excitation ratios," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 22, 401-415 (2005)

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