Surface color from boundaries: a new ‘watercolor’ illusion

@article{Pinna2001SurfaceCF,
  title={Surface color from boundaries: a new ‘watercolor’ illusion},
  author={B. Pinna and G. Brelstaff and L. Spillmann},
  journal={Vision Research},
  year={2001},
  volume={41},
  pages={2669-2676}
}
  • B. Pinna, G. Brelstaff, L. Spillmann
  • Published 2001
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Vision Research
  • A colored line flanking a darker border will appear to assimilate its color onto the enclosed white area over distances of up to 45 deg (the Watercolor Effect). This coloration is uniform and complete within 100 ms. We found that thin (6 arcmin), winding inducing lines with different contrasts to the ground are generally more effective than thick, straight, and equiluminant lines. Blue and red lines induce the strongest effects, but watercolor spreading may also be seen with green and yellow… CONTINUE READING
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