Spatial Adaptation on Video Display Terminals

Publication Type

Conference Proceedings

Date Published

08/1989

LBNL Report Number

LBL-28376

Abstract

Spatial adaptation, in the form of a frequency-specific reduction in contrast sensitivity, can occur when the visual system is exposed to certain stimuli. We employed vertical sinusoidal test gratings to investigate adaptation to the horizontal structure of text presented on a standard video display terminal. The parameters of the contrast sensitivity test were selected, on the basis of waveform analysis of spatial luminance scans of the text stimulus. We found. that subjects exhibited a small, but significant, frequency-specific adaptation consistent with the spatial frequency spectrum of the stimulus. Theoretical and practical significance of this finding are discussed.

Conference Name

International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE)

Volume

1077

Year of Publication

1989

Series Editor

Series Title

Human Vision, Visual Processing, and Digital Display

Call Number

LBL-2837

ISBN

9780819401120

Pagination

27-34