The effects of color on brightness.

Journal Article (Clinical Trial;Journal Article)

Observation of human subjects shows that the spectral returns of equiluminant colored surrounds govern the apparent brightness of achromatic test targets. The influence of color on brightness provides further evidence that perceptions of luminance are generated according to the empirical frequency of the possible sources of visual stimuli, and suggests a novel way of understanding color contrast and constancy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lotto, RB; Purves, D

Published Date

  • November 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1010 - 1014

PubMed ID

  • 10526341

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10526341

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1546-1726

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1097-6256

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/14808


  • eng