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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2009
  • pp: 776–782

A neurophysiology-inspired steady-state color appearance model

Timo Kunkel and Erik Reinhard  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 26, Issue 4, pp. 776-782 (2009)

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Color appearance models predict how a patch of color is perceived under specific illumination. We derive a new model based on neuroscientific insights, leading to a simpler explanation of color appearance while at the same time predicting existing psychophysical data with similar accuracy for chroma and higher accuracy for lightness and hue.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(330.1720) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color vision
(330.5020) Vision, color, and visual optics : Perception psychology
(330.5310) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision - photoreceptors
(330.5380) Vision, color, and visual optics : Physiology
(330.7320) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision adaptation
(330.1715) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color, rendering and metamerism

ToC Category:
Vision, Color, and Visual Optics

Original Manuscript: October 22, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 28, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 3, 2009
Published: March 16, 2009

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Timo Kunkel and Erik Reinhard, "A neurophysiology-inspired steady-state color appearance model," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 26, 776-782 (2009)

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