Human Color Vision

  • Jan Kremers
  • Rigmor C. Baraas
  • N. Justin Marshall

Part of the Springer Series in Vision Research book series (SSVR, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. David M. Hunt, Livia S. Carvalho
    Pages 1-32
  3. Jan Kremers, Luiz Carlos L. Silveira, Neil R. A. Parry, Declan J. McKeefry
    Pages 33-70
  4. Lawrence C. Sincich, Ramkumar Sabesan, William S. Tuten, Austin Roorda, Wolf M. Harmening
    Pages 71-104
  5. Barry B. Lee, Luiz Carlos L. Silveira
    Pages 105-132
  6. Rigmor C. Baraas, Andrew J. Zele
    Pages 133-157
  7. Maria Olkkonen, Vebjørn Ekroll
    Pages 159-188
  8. Elizabeth N. Johnson, Kathy T. Mullen
    Pages 189-217
  9. Frederick A. A. Kingdom
    Pages 219-241
  10. Thomas Wachtler, Christian Wehrhahn
    Pages 243-267
  11. Cord Huchzermeyer, Jan Kremers, John Barbur
    Pages 269-315
  12. Almut Kelber, Gerald H. Jacobs
    Pages 317-354
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 355-361

About this book


Our understanding of human color vision has advanced tremendously in recent years, helped along by many new discoveries, ideas, and achievements. It is therefore timely that these new developments are brought together in a book, assembled specifically to include new research and insight from the leaders in the field. Although intentionally not exhaustive, many aspects of color vision are discussed in this Springer Series in Vision Research book including: the genetics of the photopigments; the anatomy and physiology of photoreceptors, retinal and cortical pathways; color perception; the effects of disorders; theories on neuronal processes and the evolution of human color vision. Several of the chapters describe new, state-of-the-art methods within genetics, morphology, imaging techniques, electrophysiology, psychophysics, and computational neuroscience. The book gives a comprehensive overview of the different disciplines in human color vision in a way that makes it accessible to specialists and non-specialist scientists alike.


About the Series:

The Springer Series in Vision Research is a comprehensive update and overview of cutting edge vision research, exploring, in depth, current breakthroughs at a conceptual level. It details the whole visual system, from molecular processes to anatomy, physiology and behavior and covers both invertebrate and vertebrate organisms from terrestrial and aquatic habitats. Each book in the Series is aimed at all individuals with interests in vision including advanced graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, established vision scientists and clinical investigators. The series editors are N. Justin Marshall, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland, Australia and Shaun P. Collin, Neuroecology Group within the School of Animal Biology and the Oceans Institute at the University of Western Australia.



Color constancy Computational modelling of vision Cone opponent processing Congenital color deficiencies Photopigments Retinal processing

Editors and affiliations

  • Jan Kremers
    • 1
  • Rigmor C. Baraas
    • 2
  • N. Justin Marshall
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany
  2. 2.Department of Optometry and Visual ScienceUniversity College of Southeast NorwayKongsbergNorway
  3. 3.Queensland Brain InstituteThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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