Color from invisible flicker: a failure of the Talbot–Plateau law caused by an early ‘hard’ saturating nonlinearity used to partition the human short-wave cone pathway


The Talbot-Plateau law fails for flicker detected by the short-wavelength-sensitive (S) cones: a 30-40 Hz target, flickering too fast for the flicker to be resolved, looks more yellow than a steady target of the same average intensity. The color change, which is produced by distortion at an early compressive nonlinearity, was used to reveal a slightly… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/S0042-6989(98)00049-2


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