Document Detail

Color constancy in goldfish: the limits.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11085641     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Color constancy was investigated in behavioral training experiments on colors ranging from blue to yellow, located in the color space close to Planck's locus representing the main changes in natural skylight. Two individual goldfish were trained to peck at a test field of medium hue out of a series of 13-15 yellowish and bluish test fields presented simultaneously on a black background. During training the tank in which the fish were swimming freely was illuminated with white light. Correct choices were rewarded with food. During the tests differently saturated yellow or blue illumination was used. The degree of color constancy was inferred from the choice behavior under these illuminations. Perfect color constancy was found up to a certain degree of saturation of the colored light. Beyond this level test fields other than the training test field were chosen, indicating imperfect color constancy. Color constancy was quantified by applying color metrics on the basis of the goldfish cone sensitivity functions.
S Dörr; C Neumeyer
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of comparative physiology. A, Sensory, neural, and behavioral physiology     Volume:  186     ISSN:  -     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Comp. Physiol. A     Publication Date:  2000 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-05     Completed Date:  2001-02-15     Revised Date:  2014-07-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8413199     Medline TA:  J Comp Physiol A     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  885-96     Citation Subset:  IM    
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Behavior, Animal
Color Perception / physiology*
Conditioning, Operant
Goldfish / physiology*

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Functionally heterogeneous segmental oscillators generate swimming in the medical leech.
Next Document:  Learning and discrimination of colored papers in jumping spiders (Araneae, Salticidae).