Richer color experience in observers with multiple photopigment opsin genes

  title={Richer color experience in observers with multiple photopigment opsin genes},
  author={K. Jameson and S. M. Highnote and L. Wasserman},
  journal={Psychonomic Bulletin & Review},
  • K. Jameson, S. M. Highnote, L. Wasserman
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
  • Traditional color vision theory posits that three types of retinal photopigments transduce light into a trivariate neural color code, thereby explaining color-matching behaviors. Thisprinciple of trichromacy is in need of reexamination in view of molecular genetics results suggesting that a substantial percentage of women possess more than three classes of retinal photopigments. At issue is the question of whether four-photopigment retinas necessarily yield trichromatic color perception. In the… CONTINUE READING
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