Adaptation to Chromatic Aberration by the Human Visual System

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Science  12 Jul 1963:
Vol. 141, Issue 3576, pp. 167-169
DOI: 10.1126/science.141.3576.167


Prolonged exposure to the chromatic dispersion produced by prism spectacles leads to a perceptual adaptation. The adaptation develops rapidly in the first two days of the wearing of the spectacles, and seems to be a special reac ion to the relative change in illuminance at intensity gradients on the retina.