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Journal of the Optical Society of America A

| OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION

  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2014
  • pp: A103–A112

Color coding in the primate visual pathway: a historical view

Barry B. Lee  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 31, Issue 4, pp. A103-A112 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.31.00A103


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Abstract

The physiology and anatomy of the primate visual pathway are reviewed from a historical perspective, especially in relation to color vision. From the work of the last decades, certain issues have been selected which remain unresolved and still pose a challenge for neurobiologists and psychophysicists. It is suggested that the structure of the primate visual pathway has been colored by the evolution of trichromacy and that many features of the parvocellular pathway represent adaptations to this end.

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OCIS Codes
(330.1070) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision - acuity
(330.1720) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color vision
(330.1800) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision - contrast sensitivity
(330.4270) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision system neurophysiology

ToC Category:
Retinal and cortical color processing

History
Original Manuscript: September 13, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 17, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 10, 2013
Published: January 21, 2014

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Citation
Barry B. Lee, "Color coding in the primate visual pathway: a historical view," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 31, A103-A112 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-31-4-A103

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