Neural Mechanisms of Color Vision

Double-Opponent Cells in the Visual Cortex

Authors: Conway, Bevil Richard

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Dr. Conway mapped the spatial and temporal structure of the cone inputs to single neurons in the primary visual cortex of the alert macaque. Color cells had receptive fields that were often Double-Opponent, an organization of spatial and chromatic opponency sufficient to form the basis for color constancy and spatial color contrast. Almost all color cells gave a bigger response to color when preceded by an opposite color, suggesting that these cells also encode temporal color contrast. In sum, color perception is likely subserved by a subset of specialized neurons in the primary visual cortex. These cells are distinct from those that likely underlie form and motion perception. Color cells establish three color axes sufficient to describe all colors; moreover these cells are capable of computing spatial and temporal color contrast - and probably contribute to color constancy computations - because the receptive fields of these cells show spatial and temporal chromatic opponency.

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"... need to reiterate that this is fascinating and important work and that the introduction is an especially enjoyable, clear, useful addition to the published experimtental work. ... would recommend this as a worthy addition to your office bookshelf or your library..."
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neural Mechanisms of Color Vision
Book Subtitle
Double-Opponent Cells in the Visual Cortex
Authors
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-5953-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-5953-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-7092-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-5291-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 143
Number of Illustrations
30 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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