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Psychophysical Correlates of Parvo- and Magnocellular Function

Vivianne C. Smith and Joel Pokorny

in Normal and Defective Colour Vision

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198525301
eISBN:
9780191584947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525301.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

A contrast discrimination technique was developed that revealed parvocellular (PC)- and magnocellular (MC)-pathway function by taking advantage of their differences in achromatic contrast response. ... More


What Birds See and What They Don’t: Luminance, Contrast, and Spatial and Temporal Resolution

William Hodos

in How Animals See the World: Comparative Behavior, Biology, and Evolution of Vision

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195334654
eISBN:
9780199933167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334654.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter describes a psychophysical approach to studying the limits of the perceptual abilities of birds. Birds live in an extremely rich visual world that in many ways is similar to ours, but ... More


Contribution of Achromatic and Chromatic Contrast Signals to Fechner–Benham Subjective Colours

J. Le Rohellec, H. Brettel, and F. Viénot

in Normal and Defective Colour Vision

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198525301
eISBN:
9780191584947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525301.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter describes an experiment aimed at examining the respective contribution of achromatic contrast and isoluminant chromatic contrasts for generating subjective colours. It compares the ... More


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