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Evolution of mechanisms for color vision
Author(s): Gerald H. Jacobs
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Paper Abstract

An understanding of the natural history of color vision would provide significant insight into the question of why we have color vision. Such information is not at hand, but studies of the biological mechanisms underlying color vision, and consideration of the variations of these mechanisms across species, provide the basis for some thoughts about the evolution of the mechanisms for color vision. The focus is mammalian color vision

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Date Published: 1 August 1990
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1250, Perceiving, Measuring, and Using Color, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19719
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Gerald H. Jacobs, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1250:
Perceiving, Measuring, and Using Color
Michael H. Brill, Editor(s)

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