We examined whether matching instructions influenced the eye movements that subjects made during a colour constancy experiment. The instructions changed the average duration of exposure to the spectrally biased surround. We also measured the influence that small changes in exposure duration have on the perceived colour. Eye movement and adaptation data were combined to predict differences in colour matches. Two of the five subjects showed an instructional effect that was much larger than that predicted. Analysis of the eye movements, and an experiment with dynamic surrounding colours, reveal that several viewing strategies do not account for the influence of the instruction.

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doi.org/10.1016/0042-6989(94)00318-G, hdl.handle.net/1765/63601
Vision Research
Department of Neuroscience