Color vision : from genes to perception


Color vision : from genes to perception

edited by Karl R. Gegenfurtner, Lindsay T. Sharpe

Cambridge University Press, 1999

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Includes bibliographical references and index



Color Vision: From Genes to Perception, first published in 2000, documents the state of understanding about 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.


  • 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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