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Mach Bands

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27851-8_348-1

Definition

In this brightness illusion the physical contrast on the edge between the adjacent shades of gray is exaggerated (Fig. 1). Austrian physicist and philosopher Ernst Mach (1838–1916) introduced this, now famous, optical illusion in 1865.

Keywords

Spatial Frequency Lateral Inhibition Mach Band Illumination Edge Luminance Step 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Psychology, Faculty of PhilosophyUniversity of Novi SadNoviSadSerbia
  2. 2.Laboratory for Experimental PsychologyUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia