Loss of color by afterimage masking

Kohske Takahashi, Shun'ya Yamada, Fuminori Ono, Katsumi Watanabe

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Abstract

When two images, one depicting colored disks and the other depicting colored windmill patterns, are displayed in succession, the color of the windmills is perceptually replaced by black. The illusion is striking. Experiments confirmed (1) that the luminance contrast between the target patterns and the background must be large and (2) that the disks and windmills must be static on the retina and in register. The illusion is weakened when the windmills and disks have different colors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-146
Number of pages3
Journali-Perception
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Color vision
  • Desaturation
  • Optical illusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence

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Loss of color by afterimage masking. / Takahashi, Kohske; Yamada, Shun'ya; Ono, Fuminori; Watanabe, Katsumi.

In: i-Perception, Vol. 4, No. 3, 2013, p. 144-146.

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Takahashi, K, Yamada, S, Ono, F & Watanabe, K 2013, 'Loss of color by afterimage masking', i-Perception, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 144-146. https://doi.org/10.1068/i0584sas
Takahashi, Kohske ; Yamada, Shun'ya ; Ono, Fuminori ; Watanabe, Katsumi. / Loss of color by afterimage masking. In: i-Perception. 2013 ; Vol. 4, No. 3. pp. 144-146.
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