what allows people to distinguish between shapes and colors?
Posted on 2011-10-24
I have a friend of mine who has a child learning to distinguish between shapes and colors. Speaking of which, I am wondering exactly what goes on behind the scenes when someone distinguishes shapes and colors. I always thought it had something to do with the rods and cones of the eye in addition to how the visual cortex of the brain processes the input being given to it by the optic nerve. I know this is a very vague way of putting it, but, I believe it as something to do with those areas. At any rate, if someone could offer more detailed information along with any examples to capture their viewpoints given, it will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance for any input given to this question. I will look forward to reviewing everyone's comments given.