- Impossible colours: You can experience colours that you have never seen before.
- Some women are tetrachromatic. They can see more colours than most people can.
- The rainbow does not contain all the colours that we can see. For example, magenta.
- Disrobing the dress:A very detailed webpage about the dress.
- Lessons from the dress: by vision scientist Pascal Wallisch.
- The science of why no one agrees on the color of this dress: an article on Wired.
- An article by psychologist Stephen Pinker.
- An on-line experiment. Help scientists understand the phenomenon.
- This issue of Current Biology has a few academic articles about the dress.
The history of colour research
- The origins of modern color science: by J.D. Mollon
- A Good website about colour blindness
Illusions and demonstrations
- The Green You See Is Not The Green You See
- The Disappearing Color Illusion: OMG! I can’t believe my eyes. The colours are disappearing!
- The Lilac Chaser: An illusion related to color opponency.
- See for yourself: Demonstrations about colour constancy.
Animal colour vision
- A video about animal colour vision
- In earlier versions of my lecture, I said that the Austrian zoologist Karl von Frisch was the first person to show that non-human animals had colour vision. This is historically incorrect. His groundbreaking research in 1914 was the first to show that insects (specifically, the honeybee) had colour vision. He was also the first person to show that goldfish had color vision. His findings are important because it was thought that only mammals had colour vision.
- “Color Vision: Perspectives from Different Disciplines” edited by Werner Backhaus, Reinhold Kliegl and John Simon Werner (1998)
Colour and culture
- Radiolab podcast about colour vision
- No one could see the colour blue until modern times: An article about the podcast episode. The article describes a fascinating phenomenon but the title is misleading.
- Additional discussion about colour perception of the Himba people.
Colour and art
- Color vision and art: try the interactive demonstrations!