Changes in Perceived Color Due to Chromatic Interactions


dies of chromatic induction have generally examined either (a) the effects of a chromatic surround on a neutral test field, or (b) the effects of one spectral hue on another. To investigate how colors interact in other regions of color space an experiment was designed using fifteen test stimuli scattered through C.I.E. color space. The perceived hue of each stimulus was matched on its own and in the presence of five inducing stimuli. Matching was done both with and without a lens to correct axial chromatic aberration, which was found to be a significant prereceptoral factor influencing perceived colour. With chromatic aberration corrected the overall pattern of chromatic changes can be explained neither by receptor processes alone, nor by opponent channel processes alone. But a reasonable fit can be obtained if changes are allowed to take place in both levels of the system.

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Vision Research


22, Issue 11




Pergamon Press

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