"Tho' she kneel'd in that place where they grew..." The uses and origins of primate colour vision.

@article{Mollon1989ThoSK,
  title={"Tho' she kneel'd in that place where they grew..." The uses and origins of primate colour vision.},
  author={John D. Mollon},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={1989},
  volume={146},
  pages={21-38}
}
The disabilities experienced by colour-blind people show us the biological advantages of colour vision in detecting targets, in segregating the visual field and in identifying particular objects or states. Human dichromats have especial difficulty in detecting coloured fruit against dappled foliage that varies randomly in luminosity; it is suggested that yellow and orange tropical fruits have co-evolved with the trichromatic colour vision of Old World monkeys. It is argued that the colour… CONTINUE READING
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