In this research we compare chromatic contrast sensitivity models for two separate datasets and for the pooled dataset. They were obtained from two studies employing a very similar experimental paradigm. The data represent threshold visibilities of chromatic Gabor patterns varying
in spatial frequency, background chromaticity, direction of color modulation and luminance, at constant stimulus size. Using the extended data set, we reconfirm our previously reported finding that a model based on coloropponent contrast signals is an improvement over a cone contrast model.
However, when linear background scaling in classic cone contrast is replaced by nonlinear background scaling, an improvement of almost similar size is obtained. The results of this study can be of interest for the development of vision models employing the processing of spatio-chromatic information.