Abstract

We obtained the color-differential thresholds for 20 stimuli and 3 observers within 2 color-representation spaces. First, in the CIE-1931 color space we compare the results of our experiments, which followed chromatic-discrimination criteria, with those obtained by other authors that followed color-matching criteria. Second, the representation of our data in the cone-excitation space shows that all the discrimination ellipses are nearly oriented along the S-cone-variation axis. In our experiments the variations in the threshold of each color channel according to its level of excitation are similar to those found by other authors using different experimental conditions and methods, but certain discrepancies appear when the influence that one color channel may exert on the other is analyzed. The characteristics of luminance discrimination are shown to be independent of the chromaticity of the stimuli.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

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