Single cell spectrally opposed responses: opponent colours or complementary colours?

  title={Single cell spectrally opposed responses: opponent colours or complementary colours?},
  author={Ralph W Pridmore},
  journal={Journal of Optics},
In the 1950s De Valois and colleagues, followed by other researchers, discovered spectrally opposed single cells in the primate LGN. They called them Red-Green and Yellow-Blue opponent colour cells, interpreting them as the biological implementation of Hering’s opponent colours theory. By the 1990s, it became increasingly clear the growing data on such cells did not match Hering’s unique hues Red-Green, Yellow-Blue. Yet these cells today remain misleadingly described by opponent-colour or… Expand
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