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Color appearance in peripheral vision
Author(s): Miyoshi Ayama; Masato Sakurai; Otto Carlander; Gunilla Derefeldt; L. Eriksson
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Paper Abstract

This paper will present a literature survey on the basic aspects of the possibilities for color presentation in the peripheral visual field and the results from some experiments from two laboratories in Japan and in Sweden. The method used was a color naming technique that included hue and saturation/chromaticness estimations of color stimuli of different eccentricity. In one laboratory, the size effect was also examined. Unique hue components of the stimuli were derived from the results of hue and saturation/chromaticness estimates. The results from the two laboratories showed similar tendency despite the differences in the experiments. The results showed that an increase of the retinal temporal eccentricity to 40 deg caused impaired color appearance especially for red and green colors. Smaller color stimuli, subtending 2 deg of visual angle, were perceived as less chromatic as larger color stimuli, subtending 6.5 deg of visual angle. The results are in line with some earlier studies showing that blue and yellow colors are better perceived than green and red in periphery.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 June 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5292, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging IX, (7 June 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.522240
Show Author Affiliations
Miyoshi Ayama, Utsunomiya Univ. (Japan)
Masato Sakurai, Utsunomiya Univ. (Japan)
Otto Carlander, Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)
Gunilla Derefeldt, Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)
L. Eriksson, Swedish Defence Research Agency (Sweden)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5292:
Human Vision and Electronic Imaging IX
Bernice E. Rogowitz; Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas, Editor(s)

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