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Color Perception

"Color Perception" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Mental processing of chromatic signals (COLOR VISION) from the eye by the VISUAL CORTEX where they are converted into symbolic representations. Color perception involves numerous neurons, and is influenced not only by the distribution of wavelengths from the viewed object, but also by its background color and brightness contrast at its boundary.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Color Perception" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Color Perception" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 133 publications over 29 distinct years, with a maximum of 11 publications in 2009
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