NEURG045/M045 Visual Neuroscience 2016

Time allowed: 90 minutes

June 1st, 2016

Students may have access to unmarked copies of the three articles during the exam that they bring, but otherwise the exam will be unseen. You have 90 minutes.

How do the visual pathways that carry the short-wavelength cone signals differ from those that carry the signals from the long-wavelength and middle-wavelength cones? How would these difference affect what we would see if our vision depended just on the short-wavelength cones and their pathways?

Papers available before and during exam:
Solomon, S. G., & Lennie, P. (2007). The machinery of colour vision. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 8(4), 276-286.
Gegenfurtner, K. (2001). Color in the cortex revisited. Nature Neuroscience, 4(4), 339-340.
Conway, B. R., Chatterjee, S., Field, G. D., Horwitz, G. D., Johnson, E. N., Koida, K., & Mancuso, K. (2010). Advances in color science: from retina to behavior. Journal of Neuroscience, 30(45), 14955-14963.