Perceived three-dimensional shape toggles perceived glow

  title={Perceived three-dimensional shape toggles perceived glow},
  author={Minjung Kim and Laurie M. Wilcox and Richard F. Murray},
  journal={Current Biology},
Most surfaces reflect light from external sources, but others emit light: they glow. Glowing surfaces are often a sign of an important feature of the environment, such as a heat source or a bioluminescent life form, but we know little about how the human visual system identifies them. Previous work has shown that luminance and luminance gradients are important in glow perception [1,2]. While a link between glow and shape has been suggested in the literature [3], there has been no systematic… CONTINUE READING

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