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Seeing black and white

Author: Alan L Gilchrist
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Series: Oxford psychology series.
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Reviews the history of the scientific development of lightness theory and outlines and critiques the theories of lightness, laying out the strengths and weaknesses of each. This work presents author's argument that previous models of lightness perception fail to capture the errors and illusions present in human perception.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gilchrist, Alan L.
Seeing black and white.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006008510
(OCoLC)64688840
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan L Gilchrist
ISBN: 9780198040514 0198040512 0195187164 9780195187168
OCLC Number: 76916319
Notes: Series from jacket.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 430 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The classic period --
The Katz period --
The Gestalt period --
The contrast period --
The computational period --
Computational models --
Illumination perception --
The anchoring problem --
Errors in lightness --
An anchoring model of errors --
Theories of lightness --
Concluding thoughts.
Series Title: Oxford psychology series.
Responsibility: Alan Gilchrist.
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