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Eye Health

19 November 2010

Brain's vision centre organised by colour

A brain area that plays an important role in vision is divided into compartments that respond separately to different colors, a new animal study has found.

A brain area that plays an important role in vision is divided into compartments that respond separately to different colours, a new animal study has found.

"Our study showed that in V4, which is a brain area that plays a role in visual object recognition, there is significant segregation of color/brightness and the shape processing regions," Roe explained.

Colour, shape and flavour

 

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