Links to interesting websites related to vision and visual perception
At the time this list was assembled all these links worked. However, sometimes authors
change their URLs. If you find that a link does not work, please notify me and I will try to find out the
problem and rectify it. If you are looking at this website via a CD you purchased
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will not work.
If you know of websites that would be useful to list below send me the URL (website's address).
- Aging Eye Times, A good source
of medically related vision problems especially those related to aging.
Contains several useful links to other sites.
- SCIRUS, a search engine
specializing in science.
- Dr. Tutis Vilis' website on general
perception (a wonderfully illustrated site)
- Visionary, A Dictionary for the Study of Vision, by
Dr. Lars Liden
- A plethora of links to visual perception topics
via Ask Jeeves (ask.com)
- WEBVISION: The Organization of the Vertebrate Retina, by Drs. Kolb, Fernandez & Nelson
- An interesting perception tutorial
from Dr. John Krantz.
- Dr. Izumi Ohzawa's home page.
Information about stereoscopic vision, a receptive field tutorial and info on contrast
sensitivity is available here. This site is more appropriate for the advance
undergraduate, graduate student and professionals in visual science.
- Science Fair
Projects This site has over 500 [including several relevant to perception,
vision & color]
fully searchable and categorized science fair projects, with full instructions
and explanations. You can search for ideas for your projects by simply entering
a keyword on whatever interests you.
- Here are two links to websites produced by Dr. Steven Lehar.
They present a different view of perception from what is ordinarily
presented. Link 1 Link 2
- 66 Contact Lenses A very interesting and general site
covering many areas of vision sponsored by this contact lens company.
Scientific organizations related to vision and perception
- Retinex Theory An exposition of Edwin Land's color theory by Mike Jahr
- Understanding Color
by Dr. Giordana Beretta of Hewlett-Packard Company. This link is more easily
read if you choose the No Frames option on the home page of this web book.
- ELA Vision & Color Directory
- A wealth of technical Color
Science Information thanks to Mr. Earl F. Glynn II.
- Click on Mr. Jim Fulton for a revolutionary
approach to color vision. Note that Mr. Fulton's exposition of color vision, at
present, is an untested and as yet unaccepted theory. Mr. Fulton provides the
following caution in his web book. "Because of the revolutionary nature of
some of the material presented, students are encouraged to review the Cautions Page before proceeding. It has
been tailored separately for K-12,
lower university and higher level students."
- Click on Dr. G. Huth for A New
Physics-Based Model For Light Interaction With The Retina of the Human Eye. Dr Huth's
model is untested, has not been peer
reviewed or published in the scientific literature. This website is not
for the scientific novice.
- Informative color demonstrations
by Dr. Hans Irtel..
An interesting extended exposition about rainbows from the Science Museum of
- Stroop Effect This website was made by Dr. Eric
H. Chudler, from the University of Washington. The Stroop Effect is
only one part of a larger website dealing with Neuroscience for Kids.
I highly recommend it. This is a good source for science projects.
How To Measure Color, by BYK Gardner USA
- The CIE stands
for Commission Internationale de L'Eclairage, which in English means the International
Commission on Illumination. It is one of the international bodies that standardizes the
measurement of light and color. Here you can see the CIE home
- Click here to see the Visual Science home
page. It has lots of links to universities where visual perception research is conducted.
This home page is a wealth of information.
- Association Research Vision & Ophthalmology[ARVO]
- National Eye Institute
Vision care related websites
- Webvision A
beautifully illustrated, well documented, presentation of how the visual system
works, authored & edited by three first rate visual scientists, Drs. Helga Kolb, Eduardo Fernandez & Ralph Nelson,
Some chapters are written by contributor authors.
section of human brain showing part of visual paths, by Williams, Gluhbegovic &
Physiology and Pathology of the Human Eye, by Dr. Ted M. Montgomery
- Dissecting a
cow's eye Presented by the Exploratorium
- Sensory Physiology A presentation from the
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
- Lance Hahn's Retina Reference
- Functional Retinal Morphology, by Ahnelt, Glosmann, Schubert &