Re: Colour perception

From: Liz Lee (
Date: Thu Feb 27 1997 - 09:02:36 GMT

OK, I've come to terms with the fact that nothing in itself has colour
(although I still have difficulty accepting this), what I really don't
get is that if peak absorption for cones is at 419, 521 and 558 nm, how
do we perceive yellow at 570-590. Plus, does this mean there are
"colours" at much higher wavelengths that we're unaware of?

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