"This book provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of what is currently known about the visual perception of light...The section describing the various lightness errors and illusions is well written and very interesting."--Doody's
"It is a truly excellent monograph on lightness perception, one of the most basic areas in what is most often termed sensation
...The book is certain to become a class in that area."--PsycCRITIQUES
"...Part history lesson, part lesson in good science, Gilchrists book is a labour of love; a polemic that is both warning and lesson to the lazy researcher; an exemplar of what it means to dedicate yourself to the pursuit of a question. Gilchrists command of his subject enables him to guide the reader through a rich history of research, to point out the needless repetition, and to show how the errors we make can uncover the software of the brain, before neatly arriving at his anchoring theory of lightness perception."--The Psychologist
About the Author
Alan Gilchrist is a Professor of Psychology at Rutgers University.