Spectral unique hues (blue, green, and yellow) were determined for 50 observers ranging in age from 13 to 74 years. Each unique hue was measured at three luminance levels (0.5-log-unit steps). There were no significant changes in the spectral locations of red-green equilibrium hues (unique blue and yellow) as a function of luminance level or age. In contrast, significant shifts in unique green loci occurred as a function of both age and luminance. Unique green loci shifted toward shorter wavelengths with age. These results are consistent with the hypothesis that with advancing age there is a parallel decline in the input of all three cone types to the red-green chromatic channel and either a selective decline in short-wave-sensitive cone input to the yellow-blue chromatic channel or a change in the way in which cone signals are combined within the yellow-blue channel.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics and image science|
|State||Published - Feb 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition