Professor Mark McCourt's talk

since November 11, 2008

Professor Mark McCourt visiting Japan this December will stop by Kyoto and give us talk in the Ritsumeikan University!

Date/time:    December 8, 2008 (Monday) starting 15:45
Location:   Ritsumeikan University (Kinugasa campus, Kyoto)
                    Soshikan Conference Room, 1F
(Also see the map shown below)
Registration or fee:    Admission free
Supported by:    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research awarded from JSPS (No. 18330151)
Contact to:  Akiyoshi KITAOKA (Department of Psychology, Ritsumeikan University)
Jinshin-kan Hall 1F rm.718
+81-75-466-3402 / ext.3718


Opening talk (15:45-16:30)
  Hiroyuki Shinoda, Professor Ph.D (Ritsumeikan University, Department of Human & Computer Intelligence)
  "Evaluation of Lighting Environments with Perceived Brightness"

  Akiyoshi Kitaoka, Professor Ph.D 
(Ritsumeikan University, Department of Psychology)
  "An Overview of Illusions of Brightness"
Professor McCourt's talk (16:30-)
  Mark McCourt, Professor Ph.D
(North Dakota State University, Department of Psychology)
  "The Computation of Brightness in Human Vision"

Discussion ( - about 17:45)
Party (18:00-) at Restaurant Calme in Suekawa Hall, BF (free of charge)

Grating induction

The physically homogeneous gray occluder shows an apparent brightness grating that is counterphase with the luminance grating (McCourt, 1982).

McCourt, M. E. (1982) A spatial frequency dependent grating-induction effect. Vision Research, 22, 119-134.

Ritsumeikan University
56-1 Toji-in Kitamachi, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8577, Japan

cf. Professor Alan Gilchrist's talk in Ritsumeikan in 2006

Akiyoshi's HP