Evaluation of a dichromatic color-appearance simulation by a visual search task

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We used a visual search task to investigate the validity of the dichromatic simulation model proposed by Brettel et al. Although the dichromatic simulation could qualitatively predict reaction times for color-defective observers, the reaction times for color-defective observers tended to be longer than those of the trichromatic observers in Experiment 1. In Experiment 2, we showed that a reduction of purity excitation of simulated colors can provide a good prediction. Further, we propose an adaptive dichromatic simulation model based on the color differences between a simulated target color and simulated distractor colors in order to obtain a better quantitative prediction of reaction times in the visual search task for color defects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-93
Number of pages11
JournalOptical Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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