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Color mixing in the pigeon (Columba livia) II: A psychophysical determination in the middle, short and near-UV wavelength range.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1287991     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pigeons were trained to discriminate between spectral lights and additive mixtures in the 350-560 nm spectral range using a successive "autoshaping" discrimination procedure [introduced in Palacios, Martinoya, Bloch & Varela, Vision Research, 30, 587-596 (1990)]. Dichromatic mixtures were found in the short and near UV region, but not in the middle-wave region. Our results suggest that color vision in the pigeon involves the active participation of five different primary mechanisms, which are differentially active in the yellow- and red-sensitive retinal fields.
A G Palacios; F J Varela
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Vision research     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0042-6989     ISO Abbreviation:  Vision Res.     Publication Date:  1992 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-03-15     Completed Date:  1993-03-15     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417402     Medline TA:  Vision Res     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1947-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institut des Neurosciences, Université de Paris 6-CNRS, France.
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MeSH Terms
Color Perception / physiology*
Columbidae / physiology*
Discrimination (Psychology) / physiology

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