14. Qualitative Inference Rules for Perceptual Transparency

  1. Liliana Albertazzi
  1. Osvaldo Da Pos and
  2. Luigi Burigana

Published Online: 31 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118329016.ch14

Handbook of Experimental Phenomenology: Visual Perception of Shape, Space and Appearance

Handbook of Experimental Phenomenology: Visual Perception of Shape, Space and Appearance

How to Cite

Da Pos, O. and Burigana, L. (2013) Qualitative Inference Rules for Perceptual Transparency, in Handbook of Experimental Phenomenology: Visual Perception of Shape, Space and Appearance (ed L. Albertazzi), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118329016.ch14

Editor Information

  1. University of Trento Center for the Mind and Brain (CIMeC), Italy

Author Information

  1. University of Padua, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 30 APR 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119954682

Online ISBN: 9781118329016

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Keywords:

  • perceptual properties;
  • perceptual transparency;
  • phenomenological considerations;
  • psychophysical inference rules;
  • qualitative inference rules

Summary

This chapter discusses psychophysical inference rules on perceptual transparency that are qualitative in character, and only concerns the chromatic factors of the phenomenon. The rules presented in this chapter are taken from the psychophysical literature on perceptual transparency. The chapter presents a review of some notable theoretical results obtained by the research on perceptual transparency in the past four decades. Some of the rules from the literature actually fail to be optically consistent, which implies that their plausibility presumably rests on phenomenological considerations (relating to experimental phenomenology), rather than on optical arguments.