Color perception is not innate but acquired after birth

Yoichi Sugita

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Testing was performed to confirm whether or not early experience is necessary for color perception. Infant monkey were reared for nearly a year in a separate room where the illumination came from only monochromatic lights and after extensive training they were able to perform color matching. But, their judgement of color similarity was quite different from that of normal animals. The results indicate that early visual experience is also indispensable for normal color perception.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20
Number of pages1
JournalAIST Today (International Edition)
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)


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