Unscrambling Color Vision

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Science  02 Feb 1996:
Vol. 271, Issue 5249, pp. 616
DOI: 10.1126/science.271.5249.616


In the primate retina, three types of cone photoreceptors—red, blue, and green—code the color in the visual field. R. H. Masland describes what is known about how this information is processed in retinal cells and how new results in this issue of Science change our way of thinking about color vision.