On these pages, we present videos which have been produced with the support of ICVS.


In this video series, we explore human colour vision and colour perception through the lens of neuroscientists, psychologists, and physicists working in the field. We examine how light hitting the back surface of our eye leads to signals in the cones and rods and how these can be measured using modern non-invasive techniques, how spectral imaging can allow us to "see" what the human eye cannot, and also examine what we learned from #TheDress.

Produced by Dr. Manuel Spitschan, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford (2018). Funded by OSA Color Technical Group, International Colour Vision Society (ICVS), Colour Group (GB) & Oxford Vision Group (OxVis).

1. Seeing Neurons inside the living human eye

2. Neurons code the colours we see

3. More than meets the eye - hyperspectral imaging

4. Panel discussion: #TheDress. What do we know?



Click here to see a promo video for the ICVS summer school, last held online August 2020 in Oxford, UK.  We plan to hold the next in-person summer school in 2023.



How our logo was designed


We have Steve Shevell to thank for designing our logo. 

The words "INTERNATIONAL" and "COLOUR" are in fact drawn in the same colour; whilst the words "VISION" and "SOCIETY" are drawn in a second colour.  Adding the stripes induces a colour shift as a result of cortical receptive field organization (Monnier & Shevell, Nature Neuroscience, 2003).

To remove the inducing pattern of stripes, simply hover your cursor over the logo below.  The actual colours the letters are drawn in do not change when you do this.





Color Vision 2020

Submission Opens: 1 Oct 2019

Submission Deadline: 1 Nov 2019

This feature issue of JOSA A is based on the 2019 Symposium of the International Colour Vision Society (ICVS), which was held in Riga, Latvia, 5-9 July 2019 (https://www.icvs2019.lu.lv/). While meeting participants are particularly encouraged to submit their work, the feature is open to all other researchers in the related area.