Decoding color responses in human visual cortex

Ichiro Kuriki, Shingo Nakamura, Pei Sun, Kenichi Ueno, Kazumichi Matsumiya, Keiji Tanaka, Satoshi Shioiri, Kang Cheng

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Color percept is a subjective experience and, in general, it is impossible for other people to tell someone's color percept. The present study demonstrated that the simple image-classification analysis of brain activity obtained by a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) techniqueenables to tell which of four colors the subject is looking at. Our results also imply that color information is coded by the responses of hueselective neurons in human brain, not by the combinations of red-green and blue-yellow hue components.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)473-479
Number of pages7
JournalIEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Feb


  • Brain
  • Color
  • Decoding
  • FMRI
  • Human vision


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