Links and Resources
The following references were consulted in the creation of The
Bases of Colour Vision, and are useful resources for additional
Boynton, R.M. (1979). Human
Colour Vision. Toronto, ON: Holt, Rinehart and
Breedlove, S.M., Leiman, A.L., and Rosenzweig, M.R. (1999). Biological
Psychology, 2nd Ed. Sunderland, Massachusetts: Sinauer Associates,
Dember, W.N. (1964). Visual Perception: The Nineteenth Century.
John Wiley & Sons Inc.
Goldstein, E.B. (1999). Sensation and Perception. Toronto,
MacAdam, D.L. (1970). Sources of Colour Vision.
Cambridge: MIT Press.
Overheim, R.D. and D.L. Wagner (1982). Light and Colour.
Toronto, ON: John
Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Pastore, N. (1971). Selective History of Theories of Visual
1950. New York: Oxford University Press.
Pedrotti, F.L. and L.S. Pedrotti (1993). Introduction to Optics.
Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Sacks, O. (1995). An Anthropologist on Mars. New York:
Schwartz, S.H. (1999). Visual Perception: A Clinical Approach. Toronto,
Sherman, P.D. (1981). Colour Vision in the Nineteenth Century.
Zeki, S. (1993). A Vision of the Brain. Blackwell
Scientific Publication: London.
The following internet
resources may be consulted for additional help or interest. The links
are organized under the heading that corresponds to the subtopic of
the tutorial that most concerns it.
Colour Vision Databases/Links
Colour Links" Created
by Earl F.Glynn II, this site is a very thorough list of additional
links for colour vision in general. The layout is similar to an
encyclopedia, and should be viewed as such. The topics are listed
alphabetically at the left side of the column.
Vision and Color Directory" Sponsored
by ELA Productions, this site is similar to the previous in that it
provides several links to other colour vision websites, and is a
useful resource for finding additional resources. Topics are
categorized, and links are listed below them.
The History of Colour Vision
Dates in Vision Science"
Sponsored by the University of California Irvine Vision Centre, this
site lists a chronology of the history of vision science in general.
The historical record dates from the 17th century to the present day,
during which most of the important advances in colour vision science
The Nature of Colour As Light:
of Colour" Promoted
by WebExhibits, a non-profit agency sponsored by the government and
several educational institutions, this site beautifully explains the
origins of "colour" in nature, how we perceive colour, and
The Neural Bases of Colour Experience:
Retinal Morphology" Sponsored
by the University of Vienna, this site
illustrates general retinal anatomy.
Perhaps the most useful information here concerns retinal distribution
of cones versus rods, which is diagrammed quite well.
Areas" subtopic, found in Visionary web site,
which is sponsored by Dr. Lars Liden at Boston University. All
the major vision processing areas of the brain are depicted visually. (The
Vision site is a very thorough encyclopedia of vision-related
Reference" created by Lance Hahn at PSU in Los
Angeles, this site offers many links and resources for studying the
Retina: Gross Anatomy" also created by Lance Hang at PSU,
this site offers detailed information on the morphology of the retina.
Visual Cortex" created by George Mather at the University
of Sussex, this site offers a good description of functional visual
cortical anatomy, and illustrates several concepts such as
hypercolumns and V1 layers.
Eye" created by Tutis Vilis at the University of Western
Ontario, this interactive tutorial wonderfully illustrates the anatomy
of the eye, and is easy to navigate.
Primary Visual Cortex" by Tutis Vilis as well (UWO), this
site explains functional cortical anatomy in regards to vision and