News-Medical: Study highlights important role of brain’s color processing cells in color perception

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Health, Brain Research

When we view natural images the colors we perceive are due to color information at every local patch of an image, rather than how colors interact when they transition from one point to another, according to a new study from researchers at City, University of London. The finding supports the role that color processing cells in the brain play when interpreting color, as previous it has been suggested that an effect called color ‘filling-in’ – in which the brain takes information at the edge between two colors and uses it to compute what the neighboring colors should be – influenced how we perceive colors in natural images. (May 15, 2018)

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