People are oblivious to change when color is removed from peripheral vision. Research reports the brain likely fills in for much of our perceptual experience when it comes to seeing the entire picture in color.
Visual neurons selectively respond to color and shape along a continuum. While some neurons are only activated by either a specific color or shape, others are responsive to color and shape simultaneously. The findings contradict previous beliefs about how visual processing works.
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While only 1 in 25 people has synesthesia, a new study reports intuitions about 'sound colors' are shared by a greater percentage of people. Sound color perception is mainly driven by the vowels in language.
According to researchers, the 'fill in' effect makes only a small contribution to how we perceive colors in an image. The study also provides new evidence that color processing cells play a vital role in color perception.
Researchers reveal people are able to correctly identify, with 75% accuracy, expressions of emotion in others based on subtle changes in color around the nose, eyebrows and chin.
According to researchers, color vision is vital for chickens to find good food and the right mating partner.