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Environmental challenges to color constancy
Author(s): Lawrence Arend
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Paper Abstract

Theories of human color constancy have ben based on experiments with relatively simple laboratory stimuli. Even recent 'nearly natural' stimuli are optically much simpler than natural visual environments. I review here some of the complexity of natural visual environments. I argue that several kinds of optical structure exploited by theories of human color constancy may not occur in most natural scenes. Continued progress in color constancy research will require better descriptions of natural visual environments and of human color constancy performance within them. Both pose large challenges.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 June 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4299, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging VI, (8 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.429509
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Lawrence Arend, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4299:
Human Vision and Electronic Imaging VI
Bernice E. Rogowitz; Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas, Editor(s)

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