The bulletin of mathematical biophysics

, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp 317–325 | Cite as

Mathematical biophysics of color vision

  • H. D. Landahl
Article

Abstract

A neural mechanism is studied in which three primary receptors interact in such a manner that only a small region is in activity for a given colored stimulus. The similarity to the color triangle is noted. The introduction of an additional primary receptor may or may not change the dimensionality of sensation space in this mechanism. Problems of discrimination of color, absolute judgment of saturation, and hue are discussed.

Keywords

Biophysics Volume Color Vision Contrasting Color Primary Receptor Colored Stimulus 

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© The University of Chicago Press 1952

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. D. Landahl
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  1. 1.Committee on mathematical biologyThe University of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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