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Christopher Ball

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Colour is a vivid sensation for most people. We usually have no trouble identifying the colour of an object, even though light reflected by the object contains a broad spectrum of wavelengths that is not constant over the object's surface. Additionally, the colour we perceive does not depend only on wavelength: surrounding colours in space and time have a large influence. How does the brain create the colours we perceive? My work is exploring a part of this question by modelling how the visual system could develop a representation of colour based on visual experience.

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