Isoluminance and contingent color aftereffects Academic Article uri icon

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  • In the typical induction of the orientation-contingent color aftereffect (CCAE), the stimuli are composed of elements that differ in both color and luminance. Three experiments are reported that show that chromatic contrast between stimulus elements is insufficient for the induction of the orientation-CCAE and that luminance contrast is necessary. These experiments expand on previous research concerned with the role of luminance contrast in the induction of orientation-CCAEs by eliminating alternative explanations.


  • Allan, Lorraine G
  • Siegel, Shepard
  • Kulatunga-Moruzi, Chandani
  • Eissenberg, Thomas
  • Chapman, C Andrew

publication date

  • December 1997