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Movement and color: independent or complementary channels?
Author(s): Maria L. F. de Mattiello; Maria M. Chague; Susana Buglione
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Paper Abstract

We analyzed how much motion coherence was needed to detect a target group of three moving dots in a dynamic visual noise background and how the addition of color helps to achieve this coherence. In order to do this, 171 different situations were analyzed: the amount of noise dots, three different organizations of the samples, and different achromatic and chromatic situations both in the backgrounds and in the samples. The results indicate that: collinear targets are easily recognizable; in an achromatic situation the increase of noise dot produces a sharp decrease in recognition; color of the dots, particularly if the color is in opponence to the background color, re-establishes this loss. The results also indicate that movement and form regularity do not appear to be additive but are interactive.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 2002
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4421, 9th Congress of the International Colour Association, (6 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.464557
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Maria L. F. de Mattiello, CONICET (Argentina)
Maria M. Chague, CONICET (Argentina)
Susana Buglione, CONICET (Argentina)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4421:
9th Congress of the International Colour Association

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