Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Trends Cogn Sci. 2003 Oct;7(10):439-43.

Does colour constancy exist?

Author information

  • Visual and Computational Neuroscience Research Group, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, Manchester, M60 1QD, UK. d.h.foster@umist.ac.uk

Abstract

For a stable visual world, the colours of objects should appear the same under different lights. This property of colour constancy has been assumed to be fundamental to vision, and many experimental attempts have been made to quantify it. I contend here, however, that the usual methods of measurement are either too coarse or concentrate not on colour constancy itself, but on other, complementary aspects of scene perception. Whether colour constancy exists other than in nominal terms remains unclear.

PMID:
14550490
[PubMed]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk