Christopher Ball PhD

Christopher Ball

Research Interests

Colour is a vivid sensation for most people. We usually have no trouble identifying the colour of an object, even though light reflected by the object contains a broad spectrum of wavelengths that is not constant over the object's surface. Additionally, the colour we perceive does not depend only on wavelength: surrounding colours in space and time have a large influence. How does the brain create the colours we perceive? My work is exploring a part of this question by modelling how the visual system could develop a representation of colour based on visual experience.


Modeling the development of primate color vision (PhD)