Accession Number:

AD0707890

Title:

COLOUR VISION RESEARCH IN SCOTLAND IN THE FIRST PART OF THE 20TH CENTURY,

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Corporate Author:

GLASGOW UNIV (SCOTLAND) DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

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Report Date:

1969-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Notable features of the Scottish Work mentioned in this paper have been the interest in modifications of the four-colour theory, which was favoured by Houstoun, Drever and Pickford. While this has been consistently opposed until recently by the staunch supporters of the trichromatic theory, it has vindicated itself in the end as the representation of higher level functions operating in such a way as to be integrated with the trichromatic system at the receptor level. Other features of the Scottish approach have been the study of small differences in colour sensitivity, of the genetics of colour vision defects and of acquired defects of colour vision. Lakowski has continued and developed the application of colour vision testing and research which originated with Collins and Drever. The Scottish Section of the Colour Group will certainly see that these applications are given a permanent place in British colour vision research. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE