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Memory colours affect colour appearance

  • Christoph Witzel (a1) (a2), Maria Olkkonen (a3) (a4) and Karl R. Gegenfurtner (a1)
Abstract

Memory colour effects show that colour perception is affected by memory and prior knowledge and hence by cognition. None of Firestone & Scholl's (F&S's) potential pitfalls apply to our work on memory colours. We present a Bayesian model of colour appearance to illustrate that an interaction between perception and memory is plausible from the perspective of vision science.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • ISSN: 0140-525X
  • EISSN: 1469-1825
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