Brightness induction by local contrast and the spatial dependence of assimilation

@article{Reid1988BrightnessIB,
  title={Brightness induction by local contrast and the spatial dependence of assimilation},
  author={R. Clay Reid and Robert Shapley},
  journal={Vision Research},
  year={1988},
  volume={28},
  pages={115-132}
}
Two mechanisms of brightness perception (1) brightness induction by local contrast and (2) assimilation, were examined for a variety of visual stimuli. Local contrast is the primary determinant of brightness perception, making objects appear brighter on a background of lower luminance and darker on a background of greater luminance. Assimilation is the opposite effect, whereby objects on a brighter (but not necessarily more luminant) background appear brighter or on a dark background appear… CONTINUE READING

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