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Color Theory Modeling?

  1. Feb 19, 2008 #1
    I understand the basics of color theory and I need to explain it to some graduate level bio-students. Now I need to incorporate the biological funciotions involved in this process and relate it to avian species. Now I have a brief understand of the human eye abosorbtion curves which peak at 420, 534, and 584 nm respectivley. Now does anybody know a way to model the photorector response from the absorbtion curves for any particular incoming wavelength of monochromatic light. I was thinking of using a mathematical program to model the curves. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank you
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2008
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  3. Feb 20, 2008 #2

    Andy Resnick

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    The photoreceptors have broad absorption peaks; color discrimination can be done by ratios.
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