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Colour Vision: Understanding #TheDress

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A widely-viewed image of a dress elicits striking individual variation in colour perception. Experiments with multiple variants of the image suggest that the individual differences may arise through the action of visual mechanisms that normally stabilise object colour.

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Author(s): Brainard DH, Hurlbert AC

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Current Biology

Year: 2015

Volume: 25

Issue: 13

Pages: R551-R554

Print publication date: 29/06/2015

Online publication date: 29/06/2015

ISSN (print): 0960-9822

ISSN (electronic): 1879-0445

Publisher: Cell Press


DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.05.020


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