Title

Evidence for an Independent Luminance Channel

Abstract

There is a discrepancy between several studies that have shown the human luminous-efficiency function to vary with surround color and a recent study that failed to find this dependence. Data are presented that show that this discrepancy can be explained by differences in the matching techniques. Luminous efficiency measured by direct heterochromatic brightness matching does depend on surround color, whereas luminous efficiency measured by the flicker method does not. The independence of luminous efficiency as measured by flicker is evidence for an independent luminance channel.

Publication Date

10-1983

Journal or Conference Title

Journal of the Optical Society of America

Volume

73, Issue 10

Pages

1379-1382

Publisher

Optical Society of America

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1364/JOSA.73.001379

Document Type

Journal Article

Rights

© 1983 Optical Society of America