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Normal Color Constancy: Not a Unitary Phenomenon?

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The property that surface colors appear the same under different lights has been assumed to be fundamental to color vision. Experimental methods used to quantify color constancy include color naming, achromatic adjustment, and asymmetric color matching. Yet, all three methods provide incomplete information about surface spectral reflectance. Their limitations may be a consequence of the fact that surface-color perception is not a unitary phenomenon and that there are distinct perceptual mechanisms providing different kinds of information with different precisions in different tasks.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 2004

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  • Started in 2002 and merged with the Color and Imaging Conference (CIC) in 2014, CGIV covered a wide range of topics related to colour and visual information, including color science, computational color, color in computer graphics, color reproduction, volor vision/psychophysics, color image quality, color image processing, and multispectral color science. Drawing papers from researchers, scientists, and engineers worldwide, DGIV offered attendees a unique experience to share with colleagues in industry and academic, and on national and international standards committees. Held every year in Europe, DGIV papers were more academic in their focus and had high student participation rates.

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