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Volume: 3 | Article ID: art00086
Background Influences on Color Appearance
  DOI :  10.2352/CGIV.2006.3.1.art00086  Published OnlineJanuary 2006

The aim of this study is explore how complex spatial backgrounds influence color appearance in mesopic vision. To reach this aim we have run psychophysical experiments based on the magnitude estimation technique. Factors had been considered in this study: the lightness, the colorfulness, and the hue of background patches, the distance between background patches and test patch, the size of background patches and the colorfulness of background. Results showed that spatial background produced large and selective shifts on color appearance. Likewise, results showed that these shifts were higher when a complex (natural) image was seen than when color patches were seen. The image dependence was especially noticeable in lightness direction.

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Rafaël Nicolas, Alain Trémeau, "Background Influences on Color Appearancein Proc. IS&T CGIV 2006 3rd European Conf. on Colour in Graphics, Imaging, and Vision,  2006,  pp 420 - 425,

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