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Simulation of the neon spreading effect by bandpass filtering
Author(s): Zhiheng Wang; Jianrong Li; Haifeng Wan; Yuchuan Fu
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Paper Abstract

The neon spreading effect has been attentive since the 1970s. It was assumed this kind of illusory spreading of color, resembling the diffuse light that issues from a glowing neon tube, was some stage in one's visual system where a physical process introduces an error. In this paper, the experimental results showed that the brightness difference between grids and crosses was the prior condition for the neon spreading to appear. We proposed that this kind of illusion was the result of the visual image processing, and could be interpreted by bandpass filtering which involved the filters of several spectral widths. The computer simulation on the neon-spreading effect by Gaussian filtering also helps the proposal.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 August 1993
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1961, Visual Information Processing II, (27 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.150960
Show Author Affiliations
Zhiheng Wang, Sichuan Univ. (China)
Jianrong Li, Sichuan Univ. (China)
Haifeng Wan, Sichuan Univ. (China)
Yuchuan Fu, Sichuan Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1961:
Visual Information Processing II
Friedrich O. Huck; Richard D. Juday, Editor(s)

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