I first learned about the McCollough effect from an Amateur Scientist
article in the March 1986 Scientific American. Alas, that article, and
most of those below, are available only on microfiche, which has inferior
- Color adaptation of edge-detectors in the human visual system,
by C. McCollough, appeared in Science, 149, 1115-1116.
- Extraversion and the McCollough Effect, Nicola A. Logue and William
Byth, British Journal of Psychology (1993), 84, 67-84. Examines
a prediction by Shute (1979) and Skowbo & Michaud (1985)
that the M.E. might be enhanced in extraverts.
- Normal McCollough effect in Alzeimer's disease and global amnesia,
Robert L. Savoy and John D.E. Gabrieli, Perception & Psychophysics (1991),
49 (5), 448-455. Though the effect's long-lasting nature may suggest
the involvement of memory, the strength and duration is comparable
to control subjects.