A novel brightness illusion in planar patterns is reported. The illusion occurs, for example, when surfaces with a luminance ramp shaded from black to white are positioned on a black homogeneous background, so that each white end of the surfaces faces a single point of the plane of the pattern. The illusion consists of the enhancement of the brightness of the background in a relatively wide area around the white ends of the surfaces. A parametric study was conducted in which participants were asked to rate the difference in brightness between the parts of the background inside and outside a virtual circle formed by disks with different luminance ramps. The results show that mean ratings of brightness depended on the luminance of the background, the luminance range of ramps, and the kind of ramp. Discussion of these results with reference to other brightness illusions (assimilation, neon color spreading, anomalous surfaces, visual phantoms, grating induction, and the glare effect) shows that the phantom illumination illusion derives from processes producing the perception of ambient illumination.
|Citazione:||Zavagno, D. (2005). The phantom illumination illusion. PERCEPTION & PSYCHOPHYSICS, 67, 209-218.|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Titolo:||The phantom illumination illusion|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Rivista:||PERCEPTION & PSYCHOPHYSICS|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|