Advances in color science: from retina to behavior.


Journal Article (Review)

Color has become a premier model system for understanding how information is processed by neural circuits, and for investigating the relationships among genes, neural circuits, and perception. Both the physical stimulus for color and the perceptual output experienced as color are quite well characterized, but the neural mechanisms that underlie the transformation from stimulus to perception are incompletely understood. The past several years have seen important scientific and technical advances that are changing our understanding of these mechanisms. Here, and in the accompanying minisymposium, we review the latest findings and hypotheses regarding color computations in the retina, primary visual cortex, and higher-order visual areas, focusing on non-human primates, a model of human color vision.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Conway, BR; Chatterjee, S; Field, GD; Horwitz, GD; Johnson, EN; Koida, K; Mancuso, K

Published Date

  • November 10, 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 45

Start / End Page

  • 14955 - 14963

PubMed ID

  • 21068298

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21068298

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1529-2401

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4348-10.2010


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States