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Leo m. Hurvich (1910-2009).
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PMID:  20455623     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Leo M. Hurvich, a renowned figure in the field of human color vision, died on April 25, 2009, at age 98, in New York City. His research brought to the mainstream a theoretical framework for understanding human color perception in terms of underlying opponent-color mechanisms. When most psychologists and virtually all physiologists and physicists had sought principally to explain how physically different lights match in color, or how neural responses from photoreceptors combine to give the threshold of visually perceptible differences, Hurvich, together with his lifelong collaborator and wife, Dorothea Jameson, focused on understanding the appearance of hue, saturation, and brightness. The influence of their work has been profound and enduring. Their 1957 paper in Psychological Review (Hurvich & Jameson, "An Opponent-Process Theory of Color Vision") has been referenced in 49 of the last 50 years and continues to be cited often. Hurvich lived a long and rich life, including more than 50 years in a scientific and personal partnership with Dorothea Jameson that blended independence and mutual support most wonderfully, enriching the lives of many in their circle of family, friends, and colleagues. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).
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Steven K Shevell; David H Krantz
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American psychologist     Volume:  65     ISSN:  1935-990X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Psychol     Publication Date:    2010 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370521     Medline TA:  Am Psychol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  292     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
University of Chicago.
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