Editor's Picks Collection: Vision

To honor OSA's centennial, JOSA A Centennial Editor Bahaa Saleh selected articles from a variety of topic areas that reflect the progression of each area over the journal's history. Below is a collection of articles in the area of Vision.

Note that this selection of articles is not meant to be exhaustive but authoritative, showing that significant contributions were made and continue to be made in this area.

  1. Visual Sensitivities to Color Differences in Daylight

    David L. MacAdam

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. 32(5) 247-274 (1942)

  2. The Sensitivity Performance of the Human Eye on an Absolute Scale

    Albert Rose

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. 38(2) 196-208 (1948)

  3. Retinal Noise and Absolute Threshold

    H. B. Barlow

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. 46(8) 634-639 (1956)

  4. Optical and Photoelectric Analog of the Eye

    Otto H. Schade

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. 46(9) 721-739 (1956)

  5. Spatiotemporal energy models for the perception of motion

    Edward H. Adelson and James R. Bergen

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2(2) 284-299 (1985)

  6. Model of human visual-motion sensing

    Andrew B. Watson and Albert J. Ahumada

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2(2) 322-342 (1985)

  7. Color constancy: a method for recovering surface spectral reflectance

    Laurence T. Maloney and Brian A. Wandell

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 3(1) 29-33 (1986)

  8. Objective measurement of wave aberrations of the human eye with the use of a Hartmann-Shack wave-front sensor

    Junzhong Liang, Bernhard Grimm, Stefan Goelz, and Josef F. Bille

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 11(7) 1949-1957 (1994)

  9. Anatomically accurate, finite model eye for optical modeling

    Hwey-Lan Liou and Noel A. Brennan

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 14(8) 1684-1695 (1997)

  10. Supernormal vision and high-resolution retinal imaging through adaptive optics

    Junzhong Liang, David R. Williams, and Donald T. Miller

    J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 14(11) 2884-2892 (1997)