Colour constancy as measured by least dissimilar matching

Alexander Logvinenko, Tokunga Rumi

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Although asymmetric colour matching has been widely used in experiments on colour constancy, an exact colour match between objects lit by different chromatic lights is impossible to achieve. We used a modification of this technique, instructing our observers to establish the least dissimilar pair of differently illuminated coloured papers. The stimulus display consisted of two identical sets of 22 Munsell papers illuminated independently by neutral, yellow, blue, green and red lights. The lights produced approximately the same illuminance. Four trichromatic observers participated in the experiment. The proportion of exact matches was evaluated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-452
Number of pages16
JournalSeeing and Perceiving
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • vision sciences
  • colour matching
  • colour constancy


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