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Lydia M. Maniatis; A simple test of the “anchoring account” of simultaneous contrast. Journal of Vision 2015;15(5):13. doi: 10.1167/15.5.13.
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An “anchoring account” of the classic simultaneous contrast demonstration, first elucidated by Gilchrist et al. (1999) and most recently endorsed by Gilchrist (2014), is tested by adding a small white square to the black half of the display and a small black square to the white half of the display. The alteration should eliminate the effect, which, however, appears unaffected.
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