Understanding the Quantum World. Episode 18, Quantum Mechanics and Color Vision.

Contributor(s): Publisher number: 7161717 | KanopyPublisher: The Great Courses, 2019Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2020Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (29 minutes): digital, .flv file, soundContent type:
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Subject(s): Genre/Form: Online resources: Erica W. CarlsonSummary: Probe the quantum events that underlie color vision, discovering the role of the retinal molecule in detecting different frequencies of photons as they strike cone cells in the eye's retina. Also investigate the source of color blindness, most common in men, as well as its inverse, tetrachromacy, which is the ability to see an extra channel of color information, possessed by some women.
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Erica W. Carlson

Originally produced by The Great Courses in 2019.

Probe the quantum events that underlie color vision, discovering the role of the retinal molecule in detecting different frequencies of photons as they strike cone cells in the eye's retina. Also investigate the source of color blindness, most common in men, as well as its inverse, tetrachromacy, which is the ability to see an extra channel of color information, possessed by some women.

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