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From A Physical Color Stimulus To A Psychological Color Percept
Author(s): Dan G. Sporea; Gunnar Tonnquist
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Paper Abstract

The paper discusses the complexity of color vision in humans, considering the main aspects involved: the physical aspect, the psychophysical aspect, the physiological aspect and the psychological aspect. The meanings of the term color associated to each such aspect (asfor example, color stimulus, color valence, neural color signal and color percept) are introduced. Some types of color defective vision, relevant for color display users, are indicated. The methods to generate color stimuli in modern display devices, employing different technologies, are compared.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 August 1989
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1077, Human Vision, Visual Processing, and Digital Display, (15 August 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.952703
Show Author Affiliations
Dan G. Sporea, Central Institute of Physics (Romania)
Gunnar Tonnquist, The Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1077:
Human Vision, Visual Processing, and Digital Display
Bernice E. Rogowitz, Editor(s)

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