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Pictures at an exhibition: Bees view Van Gogh’s Sunflowers

Borges, Renee M (2006) Pictures at an exhibition: Bees view Van Gogh’s Sunflowers. In: Journal of Biosciences, 31 (5). pp. 503-505.

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Abstract

For the Rays to speak properly are not coloured. In them there is nothing else than a certain Power and Disposition to stir up a Sensation of this or that Colour. For as Sound in a Bell or musical String, or other sounding Body, is nothing but a trembling Motion, and in the Air nothing but that Motion propagated from the Object, and in the Sensorium ’tis a Sense of that Motion under the Form of Sound; so Colours in the Object are nothing but a Disposition to reflect this or that sort of Rays more copiously than the rest; in the Rays they are nothing but their Dispositions to propagate this or that Motion into the Sensorium, and in the Sensorium they are Sensations of those Motions under the Forms of Colours. Newton, Opticks, 1704

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Keywords: Colour vision;Insect-plant interactions;Sensory ecology
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:34
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/9650

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