A Splash of Colour
By Oxford University
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A series of short films on how we see colour Episode 1: Seeing neurons inside the living eye Episode 2: Neurons code the colour we see Episode 3: More than meet the eye: Hyperspectral imaging Episode 4: Panel discussion: #TheDress – What do we know? Produced by Dr. Manuel Spitschan, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford (2018) Funded by OSA Color Technical Group, International Colour Vision Society (ICVS), Colour Group (GB) & Oxford Vision Group (OxVis).
|1||CleanVideoSeeing neurons inside the living eye||Using techniques borrowed from astronomy, vision scientists can take high-resolution images of the retina, the fine layer of cells in the back of your eye.||6 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoNeurons code the colour we see||All activity in your brain – including those which mediates your perception of colour – is based on electrical messages between neurons. Vision scientists can measure these signals at the eye, and at the back of the brain.||6 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoMore than meet the eye: Hyperspectral imaging||How many colours we see is limited by our eye, which contains only three types of colour sensors. Using advanced techniques, vision scientists can take images of this “invisible” information and make it visible.||6 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoPanel discussion: #TheDress – What do we know?||In early 2015, an image of a dress polarised the internet: Some people saw it as black-blue, and some as white-gold. Three years on, we revisit the dress and discuss how vision science can explain this phenomenon.||6 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|