Unsettled issues in infant color vision

John S Werner, B. R. Wooten

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The purpose of this paper is to clarify several issues in infant color vision that, despite previous reviews in this journal, remain in dispute. We argue that the data are still insufficient to conclude that 2-3-month-old infants are adult-like trichromats, but they are at least dichromats. How closely infant hue perception parallels adult hue perception cannot be discerned from existing data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-107
Number of pages9
JournalInfant Behavior and Development
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes


  • color vision
  • perception
  • sensory processes
  • vision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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