True color only exists in the eye of the observer

FW Cornelissen*, E Brenner, J Smeets

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    The colors we perceive are the outcome of an attempt to meaningfully order the spectral information from the environment. These colors are not the result of a straightforward mapping of a physical property to a sensation, but arise from an interaction between our environment and our visual system. Thus, although one may infer from a surface's reflectance characteristics that it will be perceived as "colored," true colors only arise by virtue of the interaction of the reflected light with the eye (and brain) of an observer.

    Originele taal-2English
    Pagina's (van-tot)26-+
    Aantal pagina's7
    TijdschriftBehavioral and Brain Sciences
    Nummer van het tijdschrift1
    StatusPublished - feb.-2003

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