Abstract

The tendency of contours to fade from view during 5 min periods of fixation was studied for 40 minimally distinct borders formed by pairs of different monochromatic lights. Each of these borders had previously been rated for distinctness. A high positive correlation was found between distinctness ratings and the number of seconds per fixation period that the border was seen.

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1976 (1)

B. W. Tansley and R. M. Boynton, "A line, not a space, represents visual distinctness of borders formed by different colors," Science 191, 954–957 (1976).

1974 (2)

F. Ward and R. M. Boynton, "Scaling of large chromatic differences," Vision Res. 14, 943–949 (1974).

H. J. M. Gerrits and A. J. H. Vendrick, "The influence of stimulus movements on perception in parafoveal stabilized vision," Vision Res. 14, 175–180 (1974).

1968 (1)

R. M. Boynton and P. K. Kaiser, "Vision: The additivity law made to work for heterchromatic photometry with bipartite fields," Science 161, 366–368 (1968).

1967 (1)

1963 (1)

1960 (1)

K. J. McCree, "Color confusion produced by voluntary fixation," Opt. Acta 7, 281–290 (1960).

1954 (1)

G. S. Brindley, "Summation area of human color-receptive mechanisms at increment threshold," J. Physiol. (Lond.) 124, 400–408 (1954).

1951 (2)

E. Hochberg, W. Treibel, and G. Seaman, "Color adaptation under conditions of homogeneous visual stimulation (Ganzfeld)," J. Expt. Psychol. 41, 153–159 (1951).

D. Jameson and L. M. Hurvich, "A psychological study of white. II. Neutral adaptation, area and duration as variants," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 41, 528–536 (1951).

1949 (1)

W. S. Stiles, "Increment thresholds and mechanisms of colour vision," Doc. Ophthalmol. 3, 138–163 (1949).

1947 (1)

L. L. Thomson and W. D. Wright, "The color sensitivity of the retina within the central fovea of man," J. Physiol. (Lond.) 105, 316–331 (1947).

1945 (2)

H. Hartridge, "The change from trichromatic to dichromatic vision in the human retina, " Nature 155, 657–662 (1945).

E. N. Willmer and W. D. Wright, "Color sensitivity of the fovea centralis," Nature 156, 119–125 (1945).

1920 (1)

H. Sheppard, "Foveal adaptation to color," Am. J. Psychol. 31, 34–58 (1920).

Boynton, R. M.

B. W. Tansley and R. M. Boynton, "A line, not a space, represents visual distinctness of borders formed by different colors," Science 191, 954–957 (1976).

F. Ward and R. M. Boynton, "Scaling of large chromatic differences," Vision Res. 14, 943–949 (1974).

R. M. Boynton and P. K. Kaiser, "Vision: The additivity law made to work for heterchromatic photometry with bipartite fields," Science 161, 366–368 (1968).

Brindley, G. S.

G. S. Brindley, "Summation area of human color-receptive mechanisms at increment threshold," J. Physiol. (Lond.) 124, 400–408 (1954).

Ditchburn, R. W.

R. W. Ditchburn, "Discrimination of luminance and hue," (Chap. 9), in Eye Movements and Visual Perception (Clarendon, Oxford, 1973).

Gerrits, H. J. M.

H. J. M. Gerrits and A. J. H. Vendrick, "The influence of stimulus movements on perception in parafoveal stabilized vision," Vision Res. 14, 175–180 (1974).

Hartridge, H.

H. Hartridge, "The change from trichromatic to dichromatic vision in the human retina, " Nature 155, 657–662 (1945).

Hochberg, E.

E. Hochberg, W. Treibel, and G. Seaman, "Color adaptation under conditions of homogeneous visual stimulation (Ganzfeld)," J. Expt. Psychol. 41, 153–159 (1951).

Hurvich, L. M.

Jameson, D.

Kaiser, P. K.

R. M. Boynton and P. K. Kaiser, "Vision: The additivity law made to work for heterchromatic photometry with bipartite fields," Science 161, 366–368 (1968).

Krauskopf, J.

McCree, K. J.

K. J. McCree, "Color confusion produced by voluntary fixation," Opt. Acta 7, 281–290 (1960).

Seaman, G.

E. Hochberg, W. Treibel, and G. Seaman, "Color adaptation under conditions of homogeneous visual stimulation (Ganzfeld)," J. Expt. Psychol. 41, 153–159 (1951).

Sheppard, H.

H. Sheppard, "Foveal adaptation to color," Am. J. Psychol. 31, 34–58 (1920).

Stiles, W. S.

W. S. Stiles, "Increment thresholds and mechanisms of colour vision," Doc. Ophthalmol. 3, 138–163 (1949).

Tansley, B. W.

B. W. Tansley and R. M. Boynton, "A line, not a space, represents visual distinctness of borders formed by different colors," Science 191, 954–957 (1976).

Thomson, L. L.

L. L. Thomson and W. D. Wright, "The color sensitivity of the retina within the central fovea of man," J. Physiol. (Lond.) 105, 316–331 (1947).

Treibel, W.

E. Hochberg, W. Treibel, and G. Seaman, "Color adaptation under conditions of homogeneous visual stimulation (Ganzfeld)," J. Expt. Psychol. 41, 153–159 (1951).

Vendrick, A. J. H.

H. J. M. Gerrits and A. J. H. Vendrick, "The influence of stimulus movements on perception in parafoveal stabilized vision," Vision Res. 14, 175–180 (1974).

Wald, G.

Ward, F.

F. Ward and R. M. Boynton, "Scaling of large chromatic differences," Vision Res. 14, 943–949 (1974).

Willmer, E. N.

E. N. Willmer and W. D. Wright, "Color sensitivity of the fovea centralis," Nature 156, 119–125 (1945).

Wright, W. D.

L. L. Thomson and W. D. Wright, "The color sensitivity of the retina within the central fovea of man," J. Physiol. (Lond.) 105, 316–331 (1947).

E. N. Willmer and W. D. Wright, "Color sensitivity of the fovea centralis," Nature 156, 119–125 (1945).

Am. J. Psychol. (1)

H. Sheppard, "Foveal adaptation to color," Am. J. Psychol. 31, 34–58 (1920).

Doc. Ophthalmol. (1)

W. S. Stiles, "Increment thresholds and mechanisms of colour vision," Doc. Ophthalmol. 3, 138–163 (1949).

J. Expt. Psychol. (1)

E. Hochberg, W. Treibel, and G. Seaman, "Color adaptation under conditions of homogeneous visual stimulation (Ganzfeld)," J. Expt. Psychol. 41, 153–159 (1951).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (3)

J. Physiol. (2)

L. L. Thomson and W. D. Wright, "The color sensitivity of the retina within the central fovea of man," J. Physiol. (Lond.) 105, 316–331 (1947).

G. S. Brindley, "Summation area of human color-receptive mechanisms at increment threshold," J. Physiol. (Lond.) 124, 400–408 (1954).

Nature (2)

E. N. Willmer and W. D. Wright, "Color sensitivity of the fovea centralis," Nature 156, 119–125 (1945).

H. Hartridge, "The change from trichromatic to dichromatic vision in the human retina, " Nature 155, 657–662 (1945).

Opt. Acta (1)

K. J. McCree, "Color confusion produced by voluntary fixation," Opt. Acta 7, 281–290 (1960).

Science (2)

R. M. Boynton and P. K. Kaiser, "Vision: The additivity law made to work for heterchromatic photometry with bipartite fields," Science 161, 366–368 (1968).

B. W. Tansley and R. M. Boynton, "A line, not a space, represents visual distinctness of borders formed by different colors," Science 191, 954–957 (1976).

Vision Res. (2)

F. Ward and R. M. Boynton, "Scaling of large chromatic differences," Vision Res. 14, 943–949 (1974).

H. J. M. Gerrits and A. J. H. Vendrick, "The influence of stimulus movements on perception in parafoveal stabilized vision," Vision Res. 14, 175–180 (1974).

Other (1)

R. W. Ditchburn, "Discrimination of luminance and hue," (Chap. 9), in Eye Movements and Visual Perception (Clarendon, Oxford, 1973).

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