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On Achromatic Colors

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From Pigments to Perception

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Achromatic colors are qualities like white, grey, black, and the luminous qualities seen in stars and in lamps emitting “white” light. Although they are the least spectacular among the color impressions, the achromatic colors are probably the most interesting ones from a physiological point of view. They occur in scotopic as well as in photopic vision, and an achromatic aspect is involved in all kinds of chromatic colors of both normal and defective color vision. In fact they are involved in all kinds of visual perceptions.

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Heggelund, P. (1991). On Achromatic Colors. In: Valberg, A., Lee, B.B. (eds) From Pigments to Perception. NATO ASI Series, vol 203. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-3718-2_37

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