Light Vision Color

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 22, 2005 - Science - 474 pages
Light Vision Color takes a well-balanced, interdisciplinary approach to our most important sensory system. The book successfully combines basics in vision sciences with recent developments from different areas such as neuroscience, biophysics, sensory psychology and philosophy. Originally published in 1998 this edition has been extensively revised and updated to include new chapters on clinical problems and eye diseases, low vision rehabilitation and the basic molecular biology and genetics of colour vision.
  • Takes a broad interdisciplinary approach combining basics in vision sciences with the most recent developments in the area
  • Includes an extensive list of technical terms and explanations to encourage student understanding
  • Successfully brings together the most important areas of the subject in to one volume
 

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Contents

Vision and natural science
12
Optics
35
Imaging in the eye
61
Physiology of the eye
85
The retina
98
Sensitivity and response
143
Response
158
Contrast vision 181 Contrast vision
202
Thomas Young or George Palmer?
277
Limitations of the threereceptor theory of color vision
296
Correlates of related and unrelated colors
313
Summary
338
Psychophysics and the parallel pathways 254
354
Brain processes
383
Higher visual areas
397
Cortical visual impairment
412

Color differences
247
Color induction and adaptation
261
Color vision
275

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About the author (2005)

Arne Valberg, Department of Biophysics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.

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