Normal and Defective Colour Vision

Hardcover | September 15, 2003

EditorJohn D. Mollon, Joel Pokorny, Ken Knoblauch

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The topic of colour vision is one that integrates research from psychology, neuroscience, biology, opthalmology, physics, and genetics. How do we make sense of colour in the world, and how has such an ability evolved in humans? How are colours discriminated by the retina, and how does thebrain interpret chromatic information? How can our genes influence the way in which we perceive colours? Why do some people have problems perceiving colours, and what occupational difficulties may they face? In what ways is colour vision altered by disease or toxins?John Mollon, Joel Pokorny, and Ken Knoblauch are leading authorities on the perception of colour. Together they have brought together a distinguished list of contributors to provide an interdisciplinary review of the field. An historical introduction marks the bicentennial of Thomas Young'strichromatic theory and provides useful background for the newcomer to the topic of colour vision. Carefully edited and indexed, this book is aimed at students and researchers in the visual sciences, in perceptual psychology, and in sensory neuroscience. It will be a definitive text on colourperception for some years to come.

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The topic of colour vision is one that integrates research from psychology, neuroscience, biology, opthalmology, physics, and genetics. How do we make sense of colour in the world, and how has such an ability evolved in humans? How are colours discriminated by the retina, and how does thebrain interpret chromatic information? How can...

Professor J D Mollon FRS is one of the leading vision scientists in the world. A book on the topic of 'colour', with his name, is guaranteed to be much sought after. His last book (published by Academic in the early 90s) remained in print until very recently

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:460 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 1.2 inPublished:September 15, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Thomas Young and the Trichromatic Theory of Colour VisionSection I: Photoreceptors and their evolution1. Ruprecht and Schertler: Electrons and x-rays reveal the structure of rhodopsin: A prototypical G protein-coupled receptor - Implications for colour vision2. Jacobs and Degan: Photopigment polymorphism in prosimians and the origins of primate trichromacy3. Sumner and Mollon: Did primate trichromacy evolve for frugivory or folivory?4. Ahnelt, Moutairou, Glosmann and Kubber-Heiss: Lack of S-opsin expression in the brush tailed porcupine (Atherurus africanus) and other mammals. Is the evolutionary persistence of S-cones a paradox?5. Bowmaker, Parry and Mollon: The arrangement of L and M cones in human and a primate retina6. McMahon, Neitz and Neitz: Comparison of human and monkey pigment gene promoters to evaluate DNA sequences proposed to govern L:M cone ratioSection II: Retinal Processes7. Lee: Structure of receptive field centers of midget retinal ganglion cells8. Marshak: The neural circuit providing input to midget ganglion cells9. Sun, Lee and Ruttiger: Coding of position of achromatic and chromatic edges by retinal ganglion cellsSection III: Spatial and Temporal Aspects of Colour Perception10. Smith and Pokorny: Psychophysical correlates of parvo- and magnocellular function11. Leonova, Pokorny and Smith: Spatial contrast sensitivity for pulsed and steady pedestal stimuli12. Shevell and Cao: Chromatic assimilation: evidence for a neural mechanism13. McKeefry, Parry and Murray: Reaction times to stimuli in isoluminant colour space14. Robson, Kulikowski, Korostenskaja, Neveu, Hogg and Holder: Integration times reveal mechanisms responding to isoluminant chromatic gratings: a two-centre visual evoked potential study15. Shapiro, Hood and Mollon: Temporal frequency and contrast adaptation16. Le Rohellec, Brettel and Vienot: Contribution of achromatic and chromatic contrast signals to Fechner-Benham subjective colours17. Mattiello, de Maneiro and Buglione: Sensitivity to movement of configurations of achromatic and chromatic points in amblyopic patients18. Paramei and Jaschinski: Convergence as a function of chromatic contrast: a possible contributor to depth perceptionSecton IV: Rods and Colour Vision19. Nerger, Volbrecht and Haase: The influence of rods on colour naming during dark adaptation20. Buck and Knight: Stimulus duration affects rod influence on hue perceptionSection V: Natural Scenes and Colour Constancy21. MacLeod: The Verriest Lecture: Colour discrimination, colour constancy and natural scene statistics22. Foster, Amano and Nascimento: Tritanopic colour constancy under daylight changes?23. Red-green colour deficiency and colour constancy under orthogonal-daylight changes24. McCann: Calculating appearances in complex and simple images25. Wolf and Hurlbert: The effect of global contrast distribution on colour appearanceSection VI: Colour Spaces and their Variation26. Koenderink: Schopenhauer's 'parts of daylight' in the light of modern colorimetry27. Knoblauch: Representing an observer's matches in an alien colour space28. Moreland and Westland: Macular pigment: Nature's notch filter29. Smithson, Sumner and Mollon: How to find a tritan line30. Deeb, Jagla, Campenhausen and Schramme: Some properties of the physiological colour systemSection VII: Inherited Colour Deficiency: Molecular Genetics31. Deeb, Jagla, Jagle, Hayashi and Sharpe: Genotypic variation in multi-gene dichromats32. Jagla, Breitsprecher, Kucsera, Kovacs, Wissinger, Deeb and Sharpe: Hybrid pigment genes, dichromacy and anomalous trichromacy33. Neitz, Bollinger and Neitz: Middle wavelength sensitive photopigment gene expression is absent in deuteranomalous colour visionSection VIII: Inherited Colour Deficiency: Psychophysics and Tests34. Ventura, Silveira, Rodrigues, de Souza, Gualtieri, Bonci and Costa: Preliminary norms for the Cambridge Colour Test35. Dain: Evaluation of 'Colour vision testing made easy'36. Dain: Survey of the colour vision demands in fire-fighting37. Lantern colour vision tests: one light or two38. Birch: Extreme anomalous trichromatism39. Jacobs, Calderone, Nolan, Crognale and Webster: Colour naming, colour categories and central colour-coding in a case of X-linked incomplete achromatopsiaSection IX: Acquired Deficiencies of Colour Vision40. Jacobs, Calderone, Sakai, Lewis and Fisher: Effects of retinal detachment on S and M cone function in an animal model41. Ventura, Costa, Gualtieri, Nishi, Mantyjarvi and Maaranen: Colour vision in central serous chorioretinopathy42. Ventura, Costa, Gualtieri, Nishi, Bernick, Bonci and de Souza: Early vision loss in diabetic patients assessed by the Cambridge Colour Test43. Schroder, Erb, Falk, Schwartze, Radermacher and Winter: Colour-vision disturbances in patients with arterial hypertension44. 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