Color and the brain

Color and the brain - Lauren Wells Werner, John S.,...

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Lauren Wells Werner, John S., Spillmann Lothar, Pinna Baingio. Illusory Color and the Brain. Scientific American . March 2007, pp. 90-95. Color is a main component in every day life. Colors create one to see the world more precisely and without it emergent qualities will be lost. Color is created in the brain as a sensation. Patterns of activity in the brain create an object’s color stable despite changes in the environment. Colors are dependent on more than just the wavelength of reflected light because an objects color would change dramatically due to variations in illumination such as shadows. Color helps to distinguish different objects when brightness in unable to help. Some scientists say that color is not needed to survive and is only a pure opulence to have. The actual pathway in the brain for navigation and movement is color-blind. The visual perceptions in stroke victims who have become color-blind are normal. Color processing plays no role in the brains processing of depth and form. Color is only about hue, saturation, and brightness. Color processing in the
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