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Demands of Geometry on Color Vision

  1. Neuroscience and Behavioral Disorders Program, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, 8 College Road, Singapore 169857, Singapore
  2. Department of Neurobiology, Research Drive, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
  3. Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
Version 1 : Received: 22 August 2016 / Approved: 23 August 2016 / Online: 23 August 2016 (10:34:13 CEST)

How to cite: Purves, D.; Yegappan, C. Demands of Geometry on Color Vision. Preprints 2016, 2016080192 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201608.0192.v1). Purves, D.; Yegappan, C. Demands of Geometry on Color Vision. Preprints 2016, 2016080192 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201608.0192.v1).

Abstract

The reasons for the circular sense of human color perception generated by two sorts of color opponent neurons and three cone types are not well understood. Here we use geometrical analysis to examine the hypothesis that opponency, the recursive nature of color perception, and trichromacy arise as the most efficient ways of distinguishing spectrally different points on a plane using a minimum of color classes and receptor types.

Subject Areas

trichromacy; opponency; color circularity; spectral images; unique colors; four-color map problem; perception

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