Color consilience: color through the lens of art practice, history, philosophy, and neuroscience

  title={Color consilience: color through the lens of art practice, history, philosophy, and neuroscience},
  author={Bevil R. Conway},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  • B. Conway
  • Published 1 March 2012
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Paintings can be interpreted as the product of the complex neural machinery that translates physical light signals into behavior, experience, and emotion. The brain mechanisms responsible for vision and perception have been sculpted during evolution and further modified by cultural exposure and development. By closely examining artists’ paintings and practices, we can discover hints to how the brain works, and achieve insight into the discoveries and inventions of artists and their impact on… Expand
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