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Cone Fundamentals

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27851-8_85-1

Synonyms

Definition

The three cone fundamentals are the spectral sensitivities of the long- (L-), middle- (M-), and short- (S-) wavelength cones measured relative to light entering the cornea. They are also the fundamental color matching functions (CMFs), which in colorimetric notation are referred to as \( \overline{l}\left(\lambda \right) \)

Keywords

Spectral Sensitivity Cone Type Color Match Cone Photoreceptor Normal Color Vision 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Visual NeuroscienceUCL Institute of OphthalmologyLondonUK