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An Introduction to the Study of Colour Vision


  • Date Published: December 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107626447

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  • First published in 1924 as the second edition of a 1915 original, and part of the Cambridge Psychological Library, this book examines the chief theories on colour vision in the light of available facts at the time of publication. In the first section of the book, Parsons discusses the physical, anatomical and psychological bases of colour vision in a variety of eyes. The second part analyses colour blindness. The third and final segment evaluates the various theories of colour vision. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of science or colour vision.

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    • Date Published: December 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107626447
    • length: 334 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Chief Facts of Normal Colour Vision:
    1. The bases of colour vision
    2. The spectrum as seen by the light-adapted (photopic) eye
    3. The spectrum as seen by the dark-adapted (scotopic) eye
    4. Regional effects
    5. Temporal effects
    6. Areal effects
    7. The evolution of colour vision
    Part II. The Chief Facts of Colour Blindness:
    1. Introduction: colour names
    2. Dichromatic vision
    3. Anomalous trichromatic vision
    4. Monochromatic vision
    Part III. The Chief Theories of Colour Vision:
    1. General review
    2. The duplicity theory
    3. The three-components theory (Young–Helmholtz)
    4. The opponent colours theory (Hering)
    5. Other theories
    Index of subjects
    Index of authors.

  • Author

    John Herbert Parsons

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