Abstract

Uncertainty, the inability to know or to make use of information regarding the parameters of a luminance stimulus to be detected, is herein shown by simulation to (1) steepen the frequency-of-seeing curve and (2) cause psychophysical estimates of quantum efficiency to be too low.

© 1981 Optical Society of America

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