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The early history of White's illusion

  title={The early history of White's illusion},
  author={Michael R. H. White},
  journal={JAIC - Journal of the International Colour Association},
  • M. R. White
  • Published 16 July 2010
  • Psychology
  • JAIC - Journal of the International Colour Association
The illusion that is now commonly referred to as ‘White’s illusion’ involves changes in the lightness of the mid-grey test elements that replace sections of the black or white bars of a black–white square–wave grating. This paper describes the discovery of White’s illusion; an attempt to explain it in terms of assimilation theory; the interest it has generated amongst vision researchers; the subsequent discovery of dotted versions of the illusion; and the earlier discovery by other researchers… Expand

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