The impression of self-luminosity in the glare effect was studied in two experiments. In experiment 1 the target (CS) was set to the highest luminance of the field and subjects were asked to adjust the luminance ramp of the inducers (R) against five backgrounds (B) to the point where they began to see CS as self-luminous. It was found that there is a linear relationship between background and luminance ramp. Another group of subjects carried out the same task in experiment 2, but this time CS and R were linked together so that CS would always have the same luminance as the highest luminance level of R, as adjustments were performed. It was found that: (i) adjustments were always lower than the highest luminance available; (ii) the linear relationship between background and luminance ramp was confirmed; (iii) observers reported a compelling impression of self-luminous grays. Data are discussed in relation to Bonato and Gilchrist's model for the perception of luminosity. The authors advance the hypothesis that luminance ramps are used at an early stage of encoding for the perception of luminosity.

The glare effect and the perception of luminosity

CAPUTO, GIOVANNI BATTISTA
2001-01-01

Abstract

The impression of self-luminosity in the glare effect was studied in two experiments. In experiment 1 the target (CS) was set to the highest luminance of the field and subjects were asked to adjust the luminance ramp of the inducers (R) against five backgrounds (B) to the point where they began to see CS as self-luminous. It was found that there is a linear relationship between background and luminance ramp. Another group of subjects carried out the same task in experiment 2, but this time CS and R were linked together so that CS would always have the same luminance as the highest luminance level of R, as adjustments were performed. It was found that: (i) adjustments were always lower than the highest luminance available; (ii) the linear relationship between background and luminance ramp was confirmed; (iii) observers reported a compelling impression of self-luminous grays. Data are discussed in relation to Bonato and Gilchrist's model for the perception of luminosity. The authors advance the hypothesis that luminance ramps are used at an early stage of encoding for the perception of luminosity.
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