Part 2: Light and the Physiology of Vision

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Activities 2A, 2B, and 2C
Sources of Additional Visual Illusions (also see under Media & Resources, Activity 3D: Assessment)
Echalk. Echalk Optical Illusions.            
Gardner, Robert. (1990). Experimenting with Illusions. London: Franklin Watts.
Illusion Works, L.L.C. Color Aftereffect. Intellectual Development: Optical Illusions, Logical Games, Brain Soft.
Seckel, Al. (2006). Optical Illusions: The Science of Visual Perception. Ontario, Canada: Firefly Books Ltd.
2A.2: The Color Spectrum
Atmospheric Data Center. What Wavelength Goes with a Color? Retrieved from NASA Web site on October 26, 2009 at            
Davidson, Michael W., Kirill I. Tchourioukanov, and The Florida State University. Newton’s Prism Experiments. Molecular Expressions: Science, Optics, and You. Interactive Java Tutorials. Retrieved October 26, 2009, at            
Gaston, Madeline. Iowa 4-9 Science Project. Teacher Guide for: Colored Light 3-Color of Colorless Light. Retrieved October 26, 2009 at            
Optics: The Human Eye. Molecular Expressions. Science, Optics, and You—Human Vision Interactive Java Tutorial. (Scroll down to Newton’s prisms).
The Schiller Lab at MIT. Neural Color of Vision Slide Show. J. The Processing of Color.
Activities 2A: The Eye and the Image, and 2B: The Brain Decides
Baker, Billy. (November 2008). Artist Vision: Decode Color Perception. [A neuron turned on in a monkey’s brain when shown the color deep purple.]            
Banich, Marie T. (1997). Neuropsychology: The Neural Bases of Mental Function. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Bianco, Carl, M.D. How Stuff Works: How Vision Works.            
Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canadian Institutes of Neurosciences, Mental Health, and Addiction. The Brain from Top to Bottom: The Eye, The Various Visual Cortexes.
Catherall, Ed. (1990). Exploring Light. Austin, TX: Steck-Vaughn Library.
Hayes, Brian. (May–June 1999). Seeing Between the Pixels. American Scientist.            
Kolb, Helga, Fernandez, Eduardo, and Nelson, Ralph. The Perception of Color. Webvision: The Organization of the Retina and Visual System. John Moran Eye Center, University of Utah.
Kuehni, Rolf G. (2005). Color, An Introduction to Practice and Principles. Wiley InterScience, Malden, MA: John Wiley & Sons.
Livingstone, Margaret. (2002). Vision and Art, The Biology of Seeing. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
McHugh, Sean. Tutorials: Color Perception. Human Color Perception: Our Eyes and Vision.
National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health. (October 2008). Diagram of the Eye.            
Neuroscience for Kids. [A newsletter for students and teachers which teaches about the brain and neuroscience.]
Newton, Isaac. (1990). Optics. Published in Great Books, volume 32, Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.
Parts of the Eye.            
Sobel, Michael I. (1987). Light. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
Wagner, Brian Thomas, and Kline, David. The Nature of Colour as Light. The Bases of Color Vision. Alberta, Canada: University of Calgary.