Colour Vision Science

 Websites and online books

Why is Color? (Mark Fairchild)

Eye, Brain and Vision (David Hubel)
http://hubel.med.harvard.edu/book/bcontex.htm
Complete textbook, free to read online or download.

Mollon, J. D. (2003) The origins of modern color science. From Shevell, S. (Ed) Color Science, Optical Society of America, Washington.
http://vision.psychol.cam.ac.uk/jdmollon/papers/MollonColorScience.pdf
Excellent chapter on the history of colour science after Newton.

Webvision: The Organization of the Retina and the Visual System (University of Utah).
http://webvision.med.utah.edu/

Comprehensive medical website on vision science.

The Joy of Visual Perception  (Peter Kaiser): Online book on vision including colour vision; you can even ask the author questions (but read the book first!).
http://www.yorku.ca/eye/titlepg.htm
http://www.yorku.ca/eye/question.htm

Color Vision (De Valois and Webster)
http://www.scholarpedia.org/article/Color_vision

Colour4Free (John Ryan Bembess)
http://www.colour4free.org.uk/

Visual Perception (Daniel Chandler): Various topics on visual perception (not colour)
http://journalism.uoregon.edu/~cbybee/j388_f08/visindex.html

Colour and Colour Vision: Background Information (Colour and Vision Research Laboratories).
http://www.cvrl.org/

The Bases of Colour Vision (Brian Wagner and Douglas Kline)
http://psych.ucalgary.ca/PACE/VA-Lab/Brian/default.htm

A Chronological History of Vision Research (Jack Yellott)
http://web.archive.org/web/20040407004054/http://aris.ss.uci.edu/cogsci/vision/yellott_1600.html
http://web.archive.org/web/20040407004054/http://aris.ss.uci.edu/cogsci/vision/yellott_dates.html

Sensation & Perception (M. Wesner, Lakehead University)
http://flash.lakeheadu.ca/~mwesner/Overhead%20S+P.html

Hyperphysics (C.R. Nave, Georgia University): Short pages on various topics related to colour, light and vison, set out in web arrangement


Scientific papers 



Online/downloadable interactive programs   

Project LITE - Atlas of Visual Phenomena: Dozens of demonstrations of optical illusions and visual phenomena. NOTE: The demonstrations of additive and subtractive mixing used in the course are from this site:
http://lite.bu.edu/ (Online or download - Windows/Mac)
http://lite.bu.edu/vision/applets/lite/lite/lite.html
http://lite.bu.edu/vision/applets/Color/Addition/AdditionMove.html
http://lite.bu.edu/vision/applets/Color/Subtraction/SubtractionMove.html

Color Uncovered (Exploratorium, Ipad and Android)
http://www.exploratorium.edu/explore/apps/color-uncovered

Spektral (Pehr Sallstrom): Programme for visualising the relation between colour and spectral energy distribution
http://www.pscolour.eu/

Software for Visual Psychophysics: an Overview (Hans Strasburger)
http://visionscience.com/documents/strasburger/strasburger.html

Brown University: Series of applets for demonstrating colour theory, such as the interaction of spectral distribution and reflectance curves on reflected light.
http://www.cs.brown.edu/exploratories/freeSoftware/catalogs/color_theory.html (Online/Windows/Mac)

efg2 Computer Lab Color Projects: Various free programs.
http://www.efg2.com/Lab/Graphics/Colors/index.html (Windows)

Huedoku (Gabriel Mott)
https://angel.co/projects/157480-huedoku-a-fun-game-that-expands-your-mind


 Colour vision tests

Online Color Challenge (Xrite)
http://www.xrite.com/custom_page.aspx?PageID=77

Isihara colour vision test
http://colorvisiontesting.com/ishihara.htm


Visual Illusions and Phenomena

87 Optical Illusions & Visual Phenomena (Michael Bach).
http://www.michaelbach.de/ot/

Optical Illusions (eChalk): Outstanding illustrations of influence of surround on colour perception.
http://www.echalk.co.uk/amusements/OpticalIllusions/colourPerception/colourPerception.html

Akiyoshi's Illusion Pages (Akiyoshi Kitaoka)
http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/~akitaoka/index-e.html

Brightness illusion catalogue
http://www.psy.ritsumei.ac.jp/~akitaoka/BrightnessIllusionCatalogue2008.doc

Illusions and Demos (Edward Adelson):
http://web.mit.edu/persci/people/adelson/illusions_demos.html

Adelson, E., 2000. Lightness Perception and Lightness Illusion.
http://persci.mit.edu/pub_pdfs/gazzan.pdf

Lightness Perception and Lightness Illusions (interactive movies based on Adelson paper)
http://web.mit.edu/persci/gaz/gaz-teaching/index.html

The checkerboard shadow illusion:
http://web.mit.edu/persci/people/adelson/checkershadow_illusion.html

Same Same or Different (Gabriel Mott)
https://angel.co/projects/75141-same-same-or-different

Color Is Relative (Gabriel Mott)
https://angel.co/projects/75143-color-is-relative

Some more illusion sites:
http://www.sandlotscience.com/
http://www.illusionworks.com/
http://dragon.uml.edu/psych/illusion.html
http://www.exploratorium.edu/exhibits/f_exhibits.html
http://www.ski.org/Vision/Fun/Illusions/index.html

http://anstislab.ucsd.edu/illusions/