Köllner Effect and Suppression of the View of an Eye

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Science  04 Dec 1964:
Vol. 146, Issue 3649, pp. 1329-1330
DOI: 10.1126/science.146.3649.1329


Köllner's discovery of binasal hemianopia as an early stage in binocular color rivalry is extended to the study of the subsequent suppression of the color seen by an eye. The Köllner effect is one of the five two-color configurations that occur initially, and through which total suppression develops by the visible expansion of one of the colors. However, suppression sometimes occurs without a two-color phase.