White’s Effect in Lightness, Color, and Motion

Stuart Anstis

in Seeing Spatial Form

Published in print November 2005 | ISBN: 9780195172881
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199847570 | DOI:
White’s Effect in Lightness, Color, and Motion

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According to the work of White (1979), the background is a grating of black and white stripes, whose gray segments differ in hue based on the stripes they replace. This change in hue is deemed to be a result of contrast and assimilation. This chapter discusses the lightness illusion of White further by presenting a number of experiments that show the relation of White's effect on spatial frequency, contrast and assimilation, and apparent motion.

Keywords: White's effect; contrast; assimilation; spatial frequency; apparent motion

Chapter.  3247 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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