Visual Worlds in Mirror and Glass
08 Jun 2018
Discerning reflective/transparent materials through motion
The Visual Perception and Cognition Laboratory research team at the Toyohashi University of Technology has uncovered a material perception mechanism with which humans discriminate between reflective and transparent materials (mirror and glass). The research team discovered that the brain adeptly utilizes motion of complex reflective and transparent images that appear on object surfaces when distinguishing between mirror and glass. These results can be applied to reproduction technology and measurement systems based on visual perception mechanisms.