“What is color?” What a good question! The answer is a bit tricky, but it starts with light. Color is the visual perception of different wavelengths of light reflecting off objects, which is the subjective experience of something much more omnipresent: the electromagnetic spectrum. Dun, dun, dun! “RAZ! This is supposed to be about neuroscience!
When you look at an object, like the picture above, there are many features your brain has the task of processing. Color, texture, and position in space to name a few. Lines and angles are some of the first features to be encoded. The primary visual cortex (aliases- striated cortex and V1), has the task of deciphering these stimuli to create and