Imprecise Color Constancy versus Color Realism
Funt, B., "Imprecise Color Constancy versus Color Realism",
The Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 26 No.1, pp. 27, Feb 2003.
Byrne & Hilbert's thesis, that color be associated with
reflectance-type, is questioned on the grounds that it is far from
clear that the human visual system is able to determine a surface's
reflectance-type with sufficient accuracy. In addition, a (friendly)
suggestion is made as to how to amend the definition of
reflectance-type in terms of CIE (Commission Internationale de
l'Eclairage) coordinates under a canonical illuminant.
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Color; color vision; comparative vision; ecological view; inverted
spectrum; mental representation; perception; physicalism; qualia;
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