Cone and melanopsin contributions to human brightness estimation: Comment

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

6 Scopus citations


A recent study of large-field subjective brightness perception under different narrowband spectra and different luminances revealed distinct contributions of cone photoreceptors and intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells containing the photopigment melanopsin. The data from this study were analyzed with a recently published model of spectral sensitivity for full-field brightness incorporating three primary channels: A luminance (achromatic) channel, a blue-yellow opponent color channel, and a melanopsin channel. There was good agreement between predictions based on this model and the recently published brightness perception data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1780-1782
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2018
Externally publishedYes


Dive into the research topics of 'Cone and melanopsin contributions to human brightness estimation: Comment'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this