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COLOR AND PATTERN

Ernest H. Williams

in The Nature Handbook: A Guide to Observing the Great Outdoors

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195179293
eISBN:
9780199790470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179293.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

To us, the most conspicuous feature of an animal is its appearance because, as visually oriented creatures, we perceive and respond quickly to varying colors and patterns. This chapter includes ... More


Neurotransmitters of squid chromatophores

C. J. Cornwell and J. B. Messenger

in Cephalopod Neurobiology: Neuroscience Studies in Squid, Octopus and Cuttlefish

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198547907
eISBN:
9780191724299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198547907.003.0255
Subject:
Neuroscience, Invertebrate Neurobiology

Squid chromatophores expand as a result of the contraction of a set of 15–25 radial muscles set around a sac containing pigment granules. Running along the surface of each radial muscle are ... More


Countershading

Graeme D. Ruxton, William L. Allen, Thomas N. Sherratt, and Michael P. Speed

in Avoiding Attack: The Evolutionary Ecology of Crypsis, Aposematism, and Mimicry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780199688678
eISBN:
9780191868498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199688678.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Animal Biology

Countershading is a coloration pattern where the exterior surfaces most exposed to light, typically dorsal surfaces, are more darkly coloured than those oriented away from light, typically ventral ... More


Nonsense and Visual Evanescence

Clare Mac Cumhaill

in Perceptual Ephemera

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198722304
eISBN:
9780191789120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198722304.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter introduces a perceptual phenomenon so far overlooked in the philosophical literature: ‘visual evanescence’. ‘Evanescent’ objects are those that due to their structured visible ... More


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