Animated illustration of human colour and lightness perception. Equally coloured objects might misleadingly appear to have different hue or lightness even though they do not and indeed represent the exact same values (an effect also known as “checker shadow illusion”). An effect that becomes problematic for scientific figures, as for example with heatmap plots.
- Creator: Stefan Scherrer
- This version: 03.09.2021
- License: Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
- Specific citation: This video by Stefan Scherrer from Crameri et al. (2020) is available via the open-access s-Ink repository.
- Related reference: Crameri, F., G.E. Shephard, and P.J. Heron (2020), The misuse of colour in science communication, Nature Communications, 11, 5444. doi:10.1038/s41467-020-19160-7
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