June 2017
Volume 17, Issue 7
Open Access
OSA Fall Vision Meeting Abstract  |   June 2017
Independence of brown induction and brightness induction
Journal of Vision June 2017, Vol.17, 52. doi:10.1167/17.7.52
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      Joris Vincent, Hohjin Im, Steven L. Buck; Independence of brown induction and brightness induction. Journal of Vision 2017;17(7):52. doi: 10.1167/17.7.52.

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Abstract

Both brightness and brownness are induced by high-contrast articulated surrounds, in White's illusion, a checkerboard variation, and a set of concentric rings. Overall, brightness assimilation and brown assimilation were observed more frequently than contrast, but the frequencies differ across surround stimuli. The frequency of assimilation was similar for brightness and brown induction with rings and checkerboards, but not with White's illusion. The direction of brightness and brown induction was independent with White's illusion, but more observers showed congruent direction of induction than expected with rings and checkerboards. When individual observers show congruent direction of effects, brown induction tends to be weaker than brightness induction (regardless of direction). Thus, brightness and brown induction are set apart by the likely direction of effect for different stimuli, the degree of congruence for each stimulus, and the amount of induction for each stimulus.

Meeting abstract presented at the 2016 OSA Fall Vision Meeting

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