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Racial differences in color vision: do they exist?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1130484     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The present experiment investigated the possibility that variation in fundus pigmentation among individuals may be related to differential color sensitivity. Fifty black and white observers representing a wide range of skin (and fundus) pigmentation made direct heterochromatic brightness matches for a white standard field against each of five chromatic comparison fields. Results indicated that pigment (i.e., racial) differences in color vision do not exist, as measured by the two psychophysical methods used. The data showed that the heterochromatic matches were less reliable for the more saturated colors, violet and red, and also that the psychophysical methods used to obtain the matching data differentially influenced the results for the more saturated colors.
W O Dwyer; L Stanton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of optometry and physiological optics     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0093-7002     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Optom Physiol Opt     Publication Date:  1975 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-07-24     Completed Date:  1975-07-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417614     Medline TA:  Am J Optom Physiol Opt     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  224-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
African Continental Ancestry Group
Color Perception*
Color Perception Tests / methods
European Continental Ancestry Group
Fundus Oculi
Psychophysics / methods
Skin Pigmentation

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