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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2014
  • pp: A314–A321

Dynamics of color contrast adaptation

Katherine Tregillus and Michael A. Webster  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 31, Issue 4, pp. A314-A321 (2014)

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Many forms of color adaptation have been found to reflect both short- and long-term adjustments. We explored the buildup and decay of adaptation to chromatic contrast (temporal modulations of color) for which the dynamics are unknown. A matching task was used to track the perceived contrast of chromatic pulses of varying physical contrast during and after adapting for 1 h to a high contrast modulation repeated over five successive days. The adaptation was characterized by rapid response changes that remained stable in both time course and form across sessions. There was no consistent evidence for long-term plasticity over the time scales we tested.

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OCIS Codes
(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
(330.1800) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision - contrast sensitivity
(330.7320) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision adaptation

ToC Category:
Color sensitivity and appearance

Original Manuscript: October 3, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 15, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 15, 2014
Published: February 27, 2014

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Katherine Tregillus and Michael A. Webster, "Dynamics of color contrast adaptation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 31, A314-A321 (2014)

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