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J Opt Soc Am A. 1986 Oct;3(10):1752-7.

Mechanisms of simultaneous color induction.


A new method of measuring simultaneous contrast, or chromatic induction, is introduced and used to test the hypotheses that induction results from either multiplicative or subtractive interaction of either like receptors or like second-stage, opponent mechanisms. Predictions derived from these hypotheses do not predict the outcome of the experiments as well as the traditional notion that induced colors are in the direction complementary to the inducing color with respect to the test color. We conclude that simultaneous contrast is a consequence of interaction within higher-level chromatic mechanisms.

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