health and medicine question #75

Mohsen Omrani, a 20 year old male from Tehran, Iran asks on October 2, 1999,


I am interested in Computational NeuroScience, particularly in Colour Vision, Land's Effect, and Retinex Theory. Could you provide any references about this?

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Brian Funt answered on October 2, 1999, A:

Check out the webpage of the Computational Vision Lab at Simon Fraser University It has links to other researchers' web pages as well. You should know that there has been a lot of argument against Land's theory. For example the paper: Brainard, D.H. and Wandell, B.A. (1986). Analysis of the retinex theory of color vision. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 3, 1651-1661. Reprinted in Physics-based Vision - Principles and Practice, edited by Lawrence B. Wolff, Steven A. Shafer and Glenn E. Healey (1992). There has also been a lot of work on color constancy, which is what retinex claims to do. For the colour constancy work, my lab page ( is as good as any to start from. You should also look for more recent papers by my ex-student, Graham Finlayson, in the Color Imaging Conference proceedings.

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