Dissociation of equilibrium points for colordiscrimination and color-appearance mechanisms in incomplete chromatic adaptation

Tomoharu Sato, Takehiro Nagai, Ichiro Kuriki, Shigeki Nakauchi

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Abstract

We compared the color-discrimination thresholds and supra-threshold color differences (STCDs) obtained in complete chromatic adaptation (gray) and incomplete chromatic adaptation (red). The color-difference profiles were examined by evaluating the perceptual distances between various color pairs using maximum likelihood difference scaling. In the gray condition, the chromaticities corresponding with the smallest threshold and the largest color difference were almost identical. In contrast, in the red condition, they were dissociated. The peaks of the sensitivity functions derived from the color-discrimination thresholds and STCDs along the L-M axis were systematically different between the adaptation conditions. These results suggest that the color signals involved in color discrimination and STCD tasks are controlled by separate mechanisms with different characteristic properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)A150-A163
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Mar 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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