Color Vision: From Genes to Perception

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Cambridge University Press, May 28, 2001 - Medical - 492 pages
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Color Vision: From Genes to Perception documents the present state of understanding regarding primate color vision in 20 review articles written by 35 leading international experts. The articles range from genes, the molecular genetics of the human cone photopigment genes, to perception, the color processing of complex scenes. Detailed overviews of such basic topics as cone spectral sensitivity and color processing in the retina and cortex are included. Introductions are given to important and innovative technologies such as molecular genetics, anatomical staining, visual psychophysics, intracellular and extracellular physiological recordings, and functional magnetic resonance imaging. Color Vision is intended for graduate students and research specialists. By bringing together scientists from different disciplines, the book will clarify issues of general interest for the expert and non-expert alike.
  

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Contents

Opsin genes cone photopigments color vision and color blindness
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Boynton boyntonsalk edu Salk Herbert Jagle herbert jaegleunituebingen
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Cone spectral sensitivities and color matching
53
Photopigments and the biophysics of transduction in cone photoreceptors
89
Electrophysiology of cone photoreceptors in the primate retina
103
Jeremy Nathans jnathansbs jhmi edu Howard Hall Rochester NY 14627
109
The trichromatic cone mosaic in the human eye
113
The ecology and evolution of primate color vision
123
Chromatic signals in extrastriate areas V2 and V3
249
color tuning in two human cortical areas
269
Interactions between color and motion in the primate visual system
283
Higher order color mechanisms
303
from Mach bands to threedimensional configurations
317
Chromatic detection and discrimination
345
Contrast gain control
369
Physicsbased approaches to modeling surface color perception
387

Parallel pathways from the outer to the inner retina in primates
145
Synaptic organization of cone pathways in the primate retina
163
Functional architecture of cone signal pathways in the primate retina
181
Receptor inputs to primate ganglion cells
203
Parallel retinocortical channels and luminance
221
Color coding in the cortex
235

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