The geometry of colour

Wilkins, Lucas (2013) The geometry of colour. Doctoral thesis (PhD), University of Sussex.

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This thesis explores the geometric description of animal colour vision. It examines the relationship of colour spaces to behavior and to physiology. I provide a derivation of, and explore the limits of, geometric spaces derived from the notion of risk and uncertainty aversion as well as the geometric objects that enumerate the variety of achievable colours. Using these principles I go on to explore evolutionary questions concerning colourfulness, such as aposematism, mimicry and the idea of aesthetic preference.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Neuroscience
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology > QL0750 Animal behaviour
Depositing User: Library Cataloguing
Date Deposited: 03 May 2013 13:42
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 14:54

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