Light, color and vision
Color interactions: Simultaneous contrast
Peripheral vision
Luminance and equiluminance

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    Bibliography and suggested reading


The study of art and the brain is a new field, with limited resources in print. Below are some of the most significant references for learning more, which are generally available. For a detailed listing of sources and references, see credits.

Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing by Margaret S. Livingstone is written for students, artists and designers, with lucid prose and easy-to-understand charts and diagrams. It nicely explains how the eye and brain translate different wavelengths of light into the colors and forms of the world around us, from the mysterious allure of the Mona Lisa to the amazing atmospheric effects of the impressionists, and as well as aspects of advertising and television. This exhibit is drawn from many of the topics in her book. (Published May 2002, Harry N Abrams; ISBN: 0810904063. 208 pages.)
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