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Seeing Black and White$
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Alan Gilchrist

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195187168

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187168.001.0001

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Theories of Lightness

Theories of Lightness

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(p.334) 12 Theories of Lightness
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Seeing Black and White
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Alan Gilchrist

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187168.003.0012

This chapter outlines and critiques all the main theories of lightness, laying out the strengths and weaknesses of each. These include the past experience theories, contrast theories, brightness models, decomposition models, and anchoring theory.

Keywords:   lightness, lightness theories, lightness constancy, brightness models, contrast, brightness, lightness errors, decomposition models, anchoring theory

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