2017 Student Research Conference:
30th Annual Student Research Conference

Color Perception Changes Based on a 3D Interpretation of a 2D Stimulus

Crystal K. Tracy* and Brendan M. Cirillo
Dr. Terry Palmer, Faculty Mentor

In color perception, the visual system incorporates information about illumination to infer the reflectance of a surface. The current study explores whether a white bar will be perceived as being green or red, depending on the characteristics of a surrounding pattern. One half of the duplex test stimulus consists of a white bar embedded in a pattern suggesting a red illuminant, whereas the other half consists of a white bar embedded in a pattern suggesting a green illuminant. Participants will indicate which of the two sides (left or right) is more red or green. The trials immediately preceding the test stimulus will consists of either a whole bar to encourage a three dimensional interpretation or multiple parts of a bar to encourage a two dimensional interpretation. We predict that color classification will occur on the basis of the pattern-conveyed illuminant type.

Keywords: Color Perception, Illumination, Reflectance, Scene Interpretation, 2D, 3D


Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 13-
Location: GEO - SUB

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