Special Topics: Color Vision
Course Number: NEURL-UA 302
Prerequisite: NEURL-UA 220 (Behavioral & Integrative Neural Science)
Semester: Fall or Spring
Color is a vivid part of our visual experiences. Color is not simply a property of objects but also of the brain’s attempt at computing the surface properties of visual objects.
This course will cover color perception phenomena like color matching, color contrast, color constancy. Also it will be about neural mechanisms of color perception such as cone photoreceptors, retinal circuitry for color signals, the Parvocellular and Magnocellular parallel pathways, and cortical mechanisms of color perception.