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Simultaneous Color Contrast

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27851-8_268-3
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Definition

Simultaneous color contrast is the condition whereby two surfaces with the same spectral composition are perceived to have a different color when they are placed against different surrounds with different chromaticity (see Fig. 1).
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  1. 1.Faculty of Development and Society, The Department of Psychology, Sociology and PoliticsSheffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldUK

Section editors and affiliations

  • Rolf Kuehni
    • 1
  1. 1.Color research & applicationPennsvilleUSA