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Reading from color displays: a psychophysical model.
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PMID:  2210771     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We have investigated the effects of chromatic and luminance contrast on reading colored text on multicolor displays. Stimuli were defined in a color space with three cardinal axes. Two of these axes are chromatic and maximally modulate the opponent mechanisms of color vision; the third is an achromatic axis. We measured detection and discrimination of words and nonwords. The results show that near-perfect reading at equiluminance is possible and that in terms of machine units, luminance differences are more salient than purely chromatic differences, but these differences disappear when the discrimination data are scaled for detection threshold.
D S Travis; S Bowles; J Seton; R Peppe
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Human factors     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0018-7208     ISO Abbreviation:  Hum Factors     Publication Date:  1990 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-11-21     Completed Date:  1990-11-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374660     Medline TA:  Hum Factors     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  147-56     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
British Telecom Research Laboratories, Ipswich, England.
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MeSH Terms
Color Perception
Data Display*
Middle Aged
Models, Biological*
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