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A Possible Central Mechanism for Colour Vision

Nature volume 160, pages 123124 (26 July 1947) | Download Citation

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Some years ago, one of us submitted evidence to show that the conducting unit from the central area of the retina in man and the higher primates is a three-fibre unit1. It was further suggested that this anatomical fact might be related to the trichromatic theory of colour vision. Recently we have been making a detailed analysis of the main visual centre, the lateral geniculate nucleus, of the human brain, with special reference to its laminar pattern, the relative extent of the several cell layers, and their distribution over the projection areas corresponding to different parts of the retina.

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  1. Department of Human Anatomy, University Museum, Oxford. May 27.

    • W. E. LE GROS CLARK
    •  & L. CHACKO

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