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Color Vision: From Genes to Perception

Edited By: K Gegenfurtner and L Sharpe

492 pages, Col plates, bw plates, illus, figs, tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jun 2001 | #122555 | ISBN: 052100439X
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Hardback | Feb 2000 | #105192 | ISBN: 0521590531
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About this book

Documents the present state of understanding about primate color vision in 19 review articles written by 33 leading international experts.

'! this is an excellent book, I would strongly recommend the book to anyone looking for an over-view of the current state of play in the field of colour research and I would also recommend it as a postgraduate text.' Martin J. Tovee, Trends in Neurosciences


Contributors; Foreword by Brian B. Boycott; Acknowledgments; Part I. Photoreceptors: 1. Opsin genes, cone photopigments, color vision and colorblindness Lindsay T. Sharpe, Andrew Stockman, Herbert Jagle and Jeremy Nathans; 2. Cone spectral sensitivities and color matching Andrew Stockman and Lindsay T. Sharpe; 3. Photopigments and the biophysics of transduction in cone photoreceptors Trevor Lamb; 4. Electrophysiology of cone photoreceptors in the primate retina Julie L. Schnapf and David M. Schneeweis; 5. The trichromatic cone mosaic in the human eye David R. Williams and Austin Roorda; 6. The ecology and evolution of primate color vision Jan Kremers, Luiz Carlos, L. Silveira, Elizabeth S. Yamada and Barry B. Lee; Part II. Retinal Circuitry: 7. Parallel pathways from the outer to the inner retina in primates Heinz Wassle; 8. Synaptic organization of cone pathways in the primate retina David J. Calkins; 9. Functional architecture of cone signal pathways in the primate retina Dennis M. Dacey and Barry B. Lee; 10. Receptor inputs to primate ganglion cells Barry B. Lee; Part III. Cortical Processing: 11. Parallel retino-cortical channels and luminance Robert M. Shapley and Michael J. Hawken; 12. Color coding in cortex Peter Lennie; 13. Chromatic signals in extrastriate areas V2 and V3 Daniel C. Kiper, Jonathan B. Levitt and Karl R. Gegenfurtner; 14. Computational neuroimaging: color tuning in two human cortical areas measured using fMRI Brian A. Wandell, Heidi A. Baseler, Allen B. Poirson, Geoffrey M. Boynton and Stephen A. Engel; 15. Interactions between color and motion in the primate visual system Michael J. Hawken and Karl R. Gegenfurtner; Part IV. Perception: 16. High order color mechanisms John Krauskopf; 17. Color and brightness induction: from Mach bands to three-dimensional configurations Qasim Zaidi; 18. Chromatic detection and discrimination Rhea T. Eskew Jr., James S. McLellan and Franco Giulianini; 19. Contrast gain control Michael D'Zmura and Benjamin Singer; 20. Physics-based approaches to modeling surface color perception Laurence T. Maloney; References; Author index; Subject index.

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