Color Vision: From Genes to Perception

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Karl R. Gegenfurtner, Lindsay T. Sharpe
Cambridge University Press, May 28, 2001 - Medical - 492 pages
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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Opsin genes cone photopigments color vision and color blindness
8
Boynton boyntonsalk edu Salk Herbert Jägle herbert jaegleunituebingen
11
Andrew Stockman and Lindsay T Sharpe
53
Photopigments and the biophysics of transduction in cone photoreceptors
89
Schnapf and David M Schneeweis
103
Jeremy Nathans jnathans bs jhmi edu Howard Hall Rochester NY 14627
109
David R Williams and Austin Roorda
113
Jan Kremers Luiz Carlos L Silveira Elizabeth S Yamada and Barry B
123
Color coding in the cortex
235
Chromatic signals in extrastriate areas V2 and
256
color tuning in two human cortical areas
274
Interactions between color and motion in the primate visual system
286
from Mach bands to threedimensional configurations
317
Chromatic detection and discrimination
346
Contrast gain control
376
Physicsbased approaches to modeling surface color perception
387

Retinal Circuitry
143
David J Calkins
163
Functional architecture of cone signal pathways in the primate retina
181
Receptor inputs to primate ganglion cells
208
Parallel retinocortical channels and luminance
221

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