Real-world illumination and the perception of surface reflectance properties.

@article{Fleming2003RealworldIA,
  title={Real-world illumination and the perception of surface reflectance properties.},
  author={Roland W. Fleming and Ron O. Dror and Edward H. Adelson},
  journal={Journal of vision},
  year={2003},
  volume={3 5},
  pages={347-68}
}
Under typical viewing conditions, we find it easy to distinguish between different materials, such as metal, plastic, and paper. Recognizing materials from their surface reflectance properties (such as lightness and gloss) is a nontrivial accomplishment because of confounding effects of illumination. However, if subjects have tacit knowledge of the statistics of illumination encountered in the real world, then it is possible to reject unlikely image interpretations, and thus to estimate surface… CONTINUE READING
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