[Neuroscience] Color Perception in the Brain

Allen L. Barker alb at datafilter.com
Thu Oct 27 22:42:07 EST 2005


Color Perception Is Not in the Eye of the Beholder:
It's in the Brain
http://www.rochester.edu/news/show.php?id=2299
October 25, 2005

First-ever images of living human retinas have yielded a surprise
about how we perceive our world. Researchers at the University of
Rochester have found that the number of color-sensitive cones in
the human retina differs dramatically among people -— by up to 40
times —- yet people appear to perceive colors the same way. The
findings, on the cover of this week's journal Neuroscience,
strongly suggest that our perception of color is controlled much
more by our brains than by our eyes.

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