Color in complex scenes.

  title={Color in complex scenes.},
  author={Steven K. Shevell and Frederick A. A. Kingdom},
  journal={Annual review of psychology},
The appearance of an object or surface depends strongly on the light from other objects and surfaces in view. This review focuses on color in complex scenes, which have regions of different colors in view simultaneously and/or successively, as in natural viewing. Two fundamental properties distinguish the chromatic representation evoked by a complex scene from the representation for an isolated patch of light. First, in complex scenes, the color of an object is not fully determined by the light… 

Color appearance of real objects varying in material, hue, and shape.

This work investigates color perception for real objects made of different materials by adjusting the chromaticity and the luminance of a homogeneous, uniformly colored disk presented on a CRT screen and matches were modulated by the lightness of the objects.

Is color patchy?

It is concluded that the chromatic layers of natural scenes contain more uniform areas than the luminance layers and that this is unpredicted by the slope of the Fourier amplitude spectrum.

Is color patchy

In many natural scenes, shadows and shading, which are primarily luminance-defined features, proliferate. Hence one might expect that the chromatic variations of natural scenes, which more faithfully

The effect of background and illumination on color identification of real, 3D objects

It is suggested that in real 3D scenes with ample cues to object segregation, the addition of a background may improve stability of color identification.

The Constructive Nature of Color Vision and Its Neural Basis

The present research shows how different aspects of the constructive nature of color vision can be mapped to different regions in the ventral visual pathway using machine learning algorithms and functional neuroimaging.

Color Constancy and Contextual Effects on Color Appearance

This chapter discusses how viewing context affects color percepts, and highlights some important results from previous research, and moves on to discuss what could help make further progress in the field.

Color in the Cortex

The psychophysical properties of cortical color vision and what they reveal about its use in determining shape and form are considered, and what has been revealed about human color vision in V1 and extra striate cortex from fMRI studies are discussed.

The Verriest Lecture: color lessons from space, time and motion.

  • S. Shevell
  • Art
    Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics, image science, and vision
  • 2012
Studying chromatic stimuli that vary over space, time, or direction of motion has a further benefit beyond predicting color appearance: the unveiling of otherwise concealed neural processes of color vision.

Color Constancy

  • M. Ebner
  • Art, Computer Science
    Computer Vision, A Reference Guide
  • 2007
This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the field ofcolor constancy, describing all the major color constancy algorithms, as well as presenting cutting edge research in the area of color image processing.



Color brings relief to human vision

By psychophysical measurements, this finding establishes a new role for color vision in determining the three-dimensional structure of an image: one that exploits the natural relationships that exist between color and luminance in the visual world.

4 – Color Appearance

Influence of scene statistics on colour constancy

Here it is reported that the human visual system does exploit such a statistic when estimating the illuminant, and gives it a weight that is statistically appropriate for the natural environment.

Adaptation and the color statistics of natural images

Color vision and image intensities: When are changes material?

In this paper, a preliminary goal for color vision is proposed and analyzed, and it is shown there is a minimal and unique condition, the spectral crosspoint, that rejects instances of these confounding processes.

Surface segmentation based on the luminance and color statistics of natural scenes.

This model provides a biologically plausible algorithm for surface segmentation that models observer segmentations well and used the statistics of the spatiochromatic structure of natural scenes as the priors for a Bayesian model that decides whether or not two points within an image fall on the same surface.

Spatiochromatic Properties of Natural Images and Human Vision

Perception of three-dimensional shape influences colour perception through mutual illumination

It is shown that colour perception is strongly influenced by three-dimensional shape perception in a novel, chromatic version of the Mach Card, demonstrating that the human visual system incorporates knowledge of mutual illumination—the physics of light reflection between surfaces—at an early stage in colour perception.