YOUNG-HELMHOLTZ THEORY OF COLOR VISION

a theory to describe color vision with regard to elements or procedures sensitive to three various portions of the spectrum correlating to the colors red, green, and blue. In accordance with this theory, other hues are interpreted by arousal of two of the three procedures, while light which arouses all three procedures equally is interpreted as white. The elements are now considered to be retinal cones, even though the initial theory was not binded to a specific cell kind.

YOUNG-HELMHOLTZ THEORY OF COLOR VISION: "The Young-Helmholtz theory is a theory assessing color vision. "
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