Young-Helmholtz theory


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physiological sense of sight by which the form, color, size, movements, and distance of objects are perceived. Vision in Humans

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Young-Helmholtz theory

[′yəŋ ′helm‚hōlts ‚thē·ə·rē]
(neuroscience)
A theory of color vision according to which there are three types of color receptors that respond to short, medium, and long waves respectively; primary colors are those that stimulate most successfully the three types of receptors. Also known as Helmholtz theory.