Abstract

Wavelength discrimination curves have been measured for two normal trichromats for three field sizes and various intensities. In order to obtain high-intensity levels in the blue region, a high-pressure xenon arc was used as a source. Results for the 1° field agree essentially with those of previous workers. The higher blue intensities have led to the establishment of a definite minimum at 420 mµ. Results for the smaller field sizes differ considerably from previous data. The chief reason for this seems to lie in the viewing technique used. While previous authors employed strict fixation, this paper reports data obtained with a scanning technique. The effect of different methods of plotting is briefly discussed.

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R. E. Bedford and G. W. Wyszecki, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 47, 564 (1957).

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A. König and C. Dieterici, Graefe's Arch. Ophthalmol. II, 30, 171 (1884).

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H. Laurens and W. F. Hamilton, Am. J. Physiol. 65, 547 (1923).

Isobi, K.

K. Motokawa and K. Isobi, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 45, 79 (1955).

Jones, L. A.

L. A. Jones, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 1, 63 (1917).

König, A.

A. König and C. Dieterici, Graefe's Arch. Ophthalmol. II, 30, 171 (1884).

Laurens, H.

H. Laurens and W. F. Hamilton, Am. J. Physiol. 65, 547 (1923).

Motokawa, K.

K. Motokawa and K. Isobi, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 45, 79 (1955).

Pitt, F. H. G.

F. H. G. Pitt and W. D. Wright, Proc. Phys. Soc. (London) 46, 459 (1934).

Steindler, O.

O. Steindler, Sitzber. Akad. Wiss. Wien, IIa, 115, 39 (1906).

Thomson, L. C.

L. C. Thomson and W. D. Wright, J. Physiol. 105, 316 (1947).

L. C. Thomson and P. W. Trezona, J. Physiol. 114, 98 (1951).

Trezona, P. W.

L. C. Thomson and P. W. Trezona, J. Physiol. 114, 98 (1951).

Tyndall, E. P. T.

E. P. T. Tyndall, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 23, 15 (1933).

Weale, R. A.

R. A. Weale, J. Physiol. 113, 116 (1951).

R. A. Weale, J. Physiol. 119, 170 (1953).

Willmer, E. N.

E. N. Willmer and W. D. Wright, Nature 156, 119 (1945).

Wright, W. D.

E. N. Willmer and W. D. Wright, Nature 156, 119 (1945).

L. C. Thomson and W. D. Wright, J. Physiol. 105, 316 (1947).

F. H. G. Pitt and W. D. Wright, Proc. Phys. Soc. (London) 46, 459 (1934).

Wyszecki, G. W.

R. E. Bedford and G. W. Wyszecki, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 47, 564 (1957).

Other

E. N. Willmer and W. D. Wright, Nature 156, 119 (1945).

L. C. Thomson and W. D. Wright, J. Physiol. 105, 316 (1947).

K. Motokawa and K. Isobi, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 45, 79 (1955).

A. König and C. Dieterici, Graefe's Arch. Ophthalmol. II, 30, 171 (1884).

O. Steindler, Sitzber. Akad. Wiss. Wien, IIa, 115, 39 (1906).

L. A. Jones, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 1, 63 (1917).

H. Laurens and W. F. Hamilton, Am. J. Physiol. 65, 547 (1923).

E. P. T. Tyndall, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 23, 15 (1933).

F. H. G. Pitt and W. D. Wright, Proc. Phys. Soc. (London) 46, 459 (1934).

R. A. Weale, J. Physiol. 113, 116 (1951).

L. C. Thomson and P. W. Trezona, J. Physiol. 114, 98 (1951).

R. A. Weale, J. Physiol. 119, 170 (1953).

R. E. Bedford and G. W. Wyszecki, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 47, 564 (1957).

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