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Normal and Defective Colour Vision$
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John D. Mollon, Joel Pokorny, and Ken Knoblauch

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780198525301

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525301.001.0001

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The Influence of Rods on Colour Naming During Dark Adaptation

Chapter:
(p.173) Chapter 19 The Influence of Rods on Colour Naming During Dark Adaptation
Source:
Normal and Defective Colour Vision
Author(s):

Janice L. Nerger

Vicki J. Volbrecht

Kristin A. Haase

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525301.003.0019

Various studies have demonstrated that the effects of rods on hue judgments depend on the size and intensity of the test stimulus. Studies have also shown increased rod influence with smaller stimuli than with larger stimuli. This chapter shows that the differences in hue perception between the fovea and 8° nasal retinal eccentricity may be minimized if either the size or intensity of the stimuli presented to the peripheral retina is increased.

Keywords:   rods, hue judgments, visual stimuli, retina, peripheral perceptions

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