"New" colours possible?

Brian zhil at online.no
Mon Nov 19 12:56:04 EST 2001


"Vishal Dhokia" <vishal at ddhokia.fsnet.co.uk> skrev i melding
news:9t9m1k$a8g$1 at news6.svr.pol.co.uk...
> why would there need to be expansion necessarily - couldnt the same circuits
> code the new information (with a sacrificial loss in some form of perception
> though)

Possibly, but the loss would be substantial.

Brian

> "Brian" <zhil at online.no> wrote in message
> news:AjQJ7.3608$B87.53548 at news1.oke.nextra.no...
> > "Vishal Dhokia" <vishal at ddhokia.fsnet.co.uk> skrev i melding
> > news:9t87q5$mmh$1 at newsg1.svr.pol.co.uk...
> > > What would be the consequence of having an extra type of cone that is
> > > sensitive to EM radiation in the nonvisible spectrum e.g UV light ?
> Would
> > > we perceive a "new" colour?
> >
> > Only if the occipital lobe were expanded, to include information through
> the thalamus
> > from this new type of cone.
> >
> > Brian
> >
> >
> > > Vish
> > > "We learn more and more about less and less, until we know absolutely
> > > everything about nothing."
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
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