A visual experiment was performed to generate suprathreshold tolerances sampling the direction of CIELAB hue, thereby extending the RIT-Dupont dataset. Thirty nine color centers including three complete hue circles at different lightness or chroma levels and three CIE recommended colors (red, green, blue) were evaluated for hue discrimination. Forty five observers participated in the pass/fail experiments. A total of 32,226 visual observations were made. The statistical method, logit analysis with 3-dimensional normit function, was used to determine the hue discrimination suprathreshold for each color center. The results indicated that the hue discrimination suprathresholds of observers varied with hue angle. The suprathreshold also increased with the chroma position of a given color center. The results were compared with current color-difference formulae, CMC, BFD and CIE94. A mathematical equation was derived from the present dataset.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Color vision--Testing; Color vision--Mathematics; Colorimetry
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Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science (COS)
Qiao, Yue, "Visual determination of hue suprathreshold tolerances" (1996). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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