The dark side of gloss

@article{Kim2012TheDS,
  title={The dark side of gloss},
  author={Juno Kim and Phillip J. Marlow and Barton L. Anderson},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
  year={2012},
  volume={15},
  pages={1590-1595}
}
Our visual system relies on the image structure generated by the interaction of light with objects to infer their material properties. One widely studied surface property is gloss, which can provide information that an object is smooth, shiny or wet. Studies have historically focused on the role of specular highlights in modulating perceived gloss. Here we show in human observers that glossy surfaces can generate both bright specular highlights and dark specular 'lowlights', and that the… CONTINUE READING

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