Nonlinear two-stage model for color discrimination

Taisuke Inamura, Satoshi Shioiri, Sei Ichi Tsujimura, Hirohisa Yaguchi

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


We modified a two-stage model for color discrimination proposed in a previous study [Color Res. Appl. 25, 105 (2000)]; in order to extend the model to wider conditions, we considered the conditions with luminance modulations in addition to color modulations. Using the modified model, we successfully predicted color discrimination data with test color changes along both the chromatic and luminance axes under a variety of background colors. Both qualitative and quantitative assessments in modeling showed that nonlinearity is required in both the cone and the cone-opponent stages to interpret adaptation effects of both color and luminance on color discrimination. This fact suggests that the nonlinear properties at each stage have different roles in color perception.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)704-712
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


Dive into the research topics of 'Nonlinear two-stage model for color discrimination'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this