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Are shadows transparent? An investigation on white, shadows and transparency in pictures

Abstract : Shadow perception and transparency perception appear to use very similar rules, to the point that from the perceptual point of view shadows have been considered an instance of transparent objects. We claim that in spite of the similarities, shadows ought not to be considered transparent entities. The discussion has consequences both for the issue of the location of shadows, and for the conceptualization of transparency, and it provides insight into the inner complexities of the conceptual structure of visual concepts.
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Roberto Casati. Are shadows transparent? An investigation on white, shadows and transparency in pictures. Res, 2009, 56, pp.329-335. ⟨ijn_00171296⟩

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