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Scalar Invariance in Opponent Colour Theory and the ‘Discounting the Background’ Principle

  • Rainer Mausfeld
  • Reinhard Niederée
Part of the Recent Research in Psychology book series (PSYCHOLOGY)

Abstract

The present paper discusses some theoretical questions pertaining to the ‘discounting the background’ hypothesis and its relation to opponent colour theory. Different such hypotheses are distinguished and their relation is outlined. Emphasis is placed on juxtaposing qualitative laws and quantitative representations thereof, as common in measurement-theory.

Keywords

Colour Code Colour Appearance Unique Colour Proportionality Rule Chromatic Adaptation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rainer Mausfeld
    • 1
  • Reinhard Niederée
    • 2
  1. 1.Psychological InstituteUniversity of BonnBonn 1Germany
  2. 2.University of BonnGermany

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