Even among observers with normal color vision, color sensitivity and perception can vary widely. These differences arise at many levels, from well-characterized variations in the spectral sensitivities of the cone receptors to still-mysterious factors affecting how people experience and name colors. In this webinar hosted by the OSA Color Technical Group, Professor Mike Webster (University of Reno, Nevada) will provide an overview of individual differences in color vision, how they can be studied, and why they matter for understanding or working with color. The webinar will also explore visual processes that compensate for sensitivity variations, contributing to constancy in color percepts both within and between observers despite seeing the world through different eyes.
What You Will Learn:
• Basics of human color vision
• Individual differences in how we see color
• Implications of individual differences for color discrimination and color appearance
Who Should Attend:
• Students, researchers and professionals interested in color vision
• Anyone interested in understanding how color vision and color perception differs between individuals