Journal article

The role of hue in visual search for texture differences: Implications for camouflage design

Geoffrey W Stuart, Dominic Yip, Hinze Hogendoorn

Vision Research | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2020


The purpose of camouflage is to be inconspicuous against a given background. Colour is an important component of camouflage, and the task of designing a single camouflage pattern for use against multiple different backgrounds is particularly challenging. As it is impossible to match the colour gamut of each background exactly, the question arises which colours from the different backgrounds should be incorporated in a camouflage pattern to achieve optimal concealment. Here, we used a visual search paradigm to address this question. Observers searched multi-coloured continuous textures for target regions defined by either the presence or absence of additional hues. Targets could be either a c..

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Awarded by Research Council's Discovery Projects funding scheme

Funding Acknowledgements

HH was supported by the Australian Government through the Australian.Research Council's Discovery Projects funding scheme (project DP180102268).