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The empirical basis of color perception.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12470626     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Rationalizing the perceptual effects of spectral stimuli has been a major challenge in vision science for at least the last 200 years. Here we review evidence that this otherwise puzzling body of phenomenology is generated by an empirical strategy of perception in which the color an observer sees is entirely determined by the probability distribution of the possible sources of the stimulus. The rationale for this strategy in color vision, as in other visual perceptual domains, is the inherent ambiguity of the real-world origins of any spectral stimulus.
R Beau Lotto; Dale Purves
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Consciousness and cognition     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1053-8100     ISO Abbreviation:  Conscious Cogn     Publication Date:  2002 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-12-09     Completed Date:  2003-04-08     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9303140     Medline TA:  Conscious Cogn     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  609-29     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2002 Elsevier Science (USA)
Department of Neurobiology, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3209, DUMC, Durham, NC 27710, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Color Perception / physiology*
Photic Stimulation

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