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Curr Biol. 2003 Apr 1;13(7):R270-2.

Colour vision: primary visual cortex shows its influence.

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Henry Wellcome Building for Neuroecology, Framlington Place, NE2 4HH, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.


New results have revealed that neurons in visual area V1 are influenced by chromatic context, in a way consistent with colour constancy. Other studies have mapped the internal cone-input structure of V1 receptive fields. Put together, these findings suggest important dual roles for V1 in colour perception.

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