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Estimation of linear detection mechanisms for stimuli of medium spatial frequency

Cole, G.R., Hine, T.J. and McIlhagga, W. (1994) Estimation of linear detection mechanisms for stimuli of medium spatial frequency. Vision Research, 34 (10). pp. 1267-1278.

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Detection thresholds were obtained for a circularly-symmetric Gabor profile and Craik-Cornsweet profiles presented on a large white adapting field. These stimuli possessed peak spatial power between 1 and 6 c/deg. Their contrast was represented in an L, M and S cone contrast space. Detection thresholds were obtained for many vectors close to specific but theoretically important planes within this space. These data were fitted with a model comprising independent mechanisms, each a weighted sum of cone contrasts. The fit revealed a chromatic mechanism driven by ΔL/L - ΔM/M with no S cone input. Within cone contrast space, this mechanism was more sensitive than both a luminance mechanism with little S cone input but considerable variation in relative L to M cone input, and a blue-yellow chromatic mechanism.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier Limited
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