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Visual perception

A gloss on surface properties

Humans perceive the properties of a surface by interpreting visual input. When estimating gloss and lightness, it seems that neural discrimination of simple image statistics plays a large part.

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Figure 1: Highlights from the fruit bowl.
Figure 2: Luminance distribution.

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Landy, M. A gloss on surface properties. Nature 447, 158–159 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature05714

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