Visual perception of thick transparent materials.

  title={Visual perception of thick transparent materials.},
  author={Roland W. Fleming and Frank J{\"a}kel and Laurence T. Maloney},
  journal={Psychological science},
  volume={22 6},
Under typical viewing conditions, human observers readily distinguish between materials such as silk, marmalade, or granite, an achievement of the visual system that is poorly understood. Recognizing transparent materials is especially challenging. Previous work on the perception of transparency has focused on objects composed of flat, infinitely thin filters. In the experiments reported here, we considered thick transparent objects, such as ice cubes, which are irregular in shape and can vary… CONTINUE READING

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