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Chapter 9

PSYC 267 Chapter 9: Chapter 9 Summary


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC-267
Professor
Taylor
Chapter
9

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Perceiving Color
INTRODUCTION TO COLOR
What Are Some Functions of Color Vision?
What Colors Do We Perceive?
Color and Wavelength
Wavelengths Do Not Have Color!
TRICHROMATIC THEORY OF COLOR VISION
Behavioral Evidence for the Theory
The Theory: Vision Is Trichromatic
Physiology of Trichromatic Theory
COLOR DEFICIENCY
Monochromatism
Dichromatism
Physiological Mechanisms of Receptor-Based Color Deficiency
OPPONENT-PROCESS THEORY OF COLOR VISION
Behavioral Evidence for the Theory
The Colors of the Flag
Afterimages and Simultaneous Contrast
Visualizing Colors
The Theory: Vision Is An Opponent Process
The Physiology of Opponent-Process Vision
COLOR IN THE CORTEX
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