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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2012
  • pp: A353–A365

Role of eye movements in chromatic induction

Jeroen J. M. Granzier, Matteo Toscani, and Karl R. Gegenfurtner  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 29, Issue 2, pp. A353-A365 (2012)

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There exist large interindividual differences in the amount of chromatic induction [Vis. Res. 49, 2261 (2009)]. One possible reason for these differences between subjects could be differences in subjects’ eye movements. In experiment 1, subjects either had to look exclusively at the background or at the adjustable disk while they set the disk to a neutral gray as their eye position was being recorded. We found a significant difference in the amount of induction between the two viewing conditions. In a second experiment, subjects were freely looking at the display. We found no correlation between subjects’ eye movements and the amount of induction. We conclude that eye movements only play a role under artificial (forced looking) viewing conditions and that eye movements do not seem to play a large role for chromatic induction under natural viewing conditions.

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OCIS Codes
(330.0330) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision, color, and visual optics
(330.1720) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color vision
(330.2210) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision - eye movements
(330.5510) Vision, color, and visual optics : Psychophysics

ToC Category:
Color sensitivity and appearance

Original Manuscript: October 25, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 1, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 16, 2011
Published: February 1, 2012

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