[Tig] banding - optical illusion?

Rob Lingelbach rob at colorist.org
Mon Feb 4 22:58:16 GMT 2008


Mach bands.  They're not a category of suborbital rock, rather, an
optical illusion first demostrated by Ernst Mach.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mach_bands

Could this effect, lateral inhibition of receptors, be at all  
responsible
for banding in gradients in displays, such as in the recent thread on
Mac notebooks?

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Rob Lingelbach
rob at colorist.org   http://www.colorist.org







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