Sources and further reading.
This bibliography is not intended as an exhaustive literature survey, but as a selection of detailed gateways into the main topics raised during the talk. I apologise for any non-open source links and hope that those without (free) access to the journals involved will be able to use the information available to find information that is free.
Advice on health issues raised during the presentation
Epilepsy Advice and Information
(Epilepsy Action Helpline call 0808 800 5050)
Colour Blindness Advice and Information
This lecture was not intended to be a discussion of the art of Kyffin, but his work is portrayed widely on the web. His autobiography was published in 1973.
Kyffin Williams. (1973) Across the Straits: An Autobiography. Duckworth, London. [Gomer Press (2009)]
Sir Kyffin Williams (1918-2006). Guardian Obituary
John P Griffin (2010). Epilepsy—the making of a painter: Sir (John) Kyffin Williams. Clin Med (Lond). 101), 91–92.
Emmanouil Magiorkinis , Aristidis Diamantis , Kalliopi Sidiropoulou and Christos Panteliadis (2014) Highights in the History of Epilepsy: The Last 200 Years. Epilepsy Research and Treatment. Article ID 582039
Elif Uygur Kucukseymen, Fatma Genc, Berna Dogan, Belkis Koctekin, Abidin Erdal, Yasemin Bicer Gomceli. (2019) Colour vision in juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. ILAE Educational Journal. 21 (2)
I Nousiainen, R Kälviäinen, M Mäntyjärvi. (2000) Color vision in epilepsy patients treated with vigabatrin or carbamazepine monotherapy. Ophthalmology 107 (5), 884-8
A Verrotti 1, L Lobefalo, A M Tocco, A Spalice, P E Gallenga, F Chiarelli, P Iannetti (2006) Color vision and macular recovery time in epileptic adolescents treated with valproate and carbamazepine. Eur J Neurol 13(7), 736-41
Tong Jong Haw Matthew, John Tharakan, Evelyn Tai and Adil Hussein. (2019) Study of Visual Function in Adult Epileptic Patients on Sodium Valproate or Carbamazepine Monotherapy . Cureus 11 (4), e4553
Cronin, Thomas W.; Marshall, N. Justin (1989) A retina with at least ten spectral types of photoreceptors in a mantis shrimp. Nature, 339 (6220), 137-140 (1989)
Michael J. Bok, Megan L. Porter, Allen R. Place, Thomas W. Cronin (2014) Biological Sunscreens Tune Polychromatic Ultraviolet Vision in Mantis Shrimp. Current Biology 24 (14), 1636-1642
Gerald H. Jacobs (2009) Evolution of colour vision in mammals. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 364 2957–2967
Shozo Yokoyama (2000) Molecular evolution of vertebrate visual pigments. Progress in Retinal and Eye Research 19 (4), 385-419
James K. Bowmaker (1998) Evolution of colour vision in vertebrates. Eye (1998) 12, 541-547
Eric J. Warrant (2010) Polarisation Vision: Beetles See Circularly Polarised Light. Current Biology 20 (14), 610-612
Gerald H. Jacobs, Jess F.Deegan II, Jay Neitz, Michael A. Crognale, Maureen Neitz. (1993) Photopigments and color vision in the nocturnal monkey, Aotus. Vision Research 33 (13), 1773-1783
J.K. Bowmaker & G. R. Martin (1985) Visual pigments and oil droplets in the penguin, Spheniscus humboldti
Journal of Comparative Physiology A 156, 71–77
Katherine Mancuso, William W. Hauswirth, Qiuhong Li, Thomas B. Connor, James A. Kuchenbecker, Matthew C. Mauck, Jay Neitz & Maureen Neitz (2009) Gene therapy for red–green colour blindness in adult primates. Nature 461, 784–787
Evolution of color vision
Evolution of color vision in primates
Gabriele Jordan; Samir S. Deeb; Jenny M. Bosten; J. D. Mollon (2010) The dimensionality of color vision in carriers of anomalous trichromacy. Journal of Vision 10, 12
The Story of Concetta Antico. (BBC)
Biochemistry of vision.
Ming Zhong, Riki Kawaguchi, Miki Kassai, Hui Sun (2012). Retina, Retinol, Retinal and the Natural History of Vitamin A as a Light Sensor. Nutrients 4 (12), 2069-2096
Yoshinori Shichida and Take Matsuyama (2009) Evolution of opsins and phototransduction. Phil Trans R Soc Lond B 364 (1531), 2881–2895.
Raquel Esteban, Jose Fernando Moran, José María Becerril, José Ignacio García-Plazaola (2015) Versatility of carotenoids: An integrated view on diversity, evolution, functional roles and environmental interactions. Environmental and Experimental Botany 119, 63-75
Neurology and Physiology
William S. Tuten, Wolf M. Harmening, Ramkumar Sabesan, Austin Roorda and Lawrence C. Sincich (2017) Spatiochromatic Interactions between Individual Cone Photoreceptors in the Human Retina. Journal of Neuroscience 37 (39) 9498-9509
Jamie Johnston, Federico Esposti, Leon Lagnado (2012) Color Vision: Retinal Blues. Current Biology 22 (16), 637- 639
Maureen E. Stabio, Shai Sabbah, Lauren E. Quattrochi, Marissa C. Ilardi, P. Michelle Fogerson, Megan L. Leyrer, Min Tae Kim, Inkyu Kim, Matthew Schiel, Jordan M. Renna, Kevin L. Briggman and David M. Berson (2018) The M5 Cell: A Color-Opponent Intrinsically Photosensitive Retinal Ganglion Cell. Neuron 97, 150–163
Electrophysiology and Optogenetics Technology and Innovation Center. Center for Integrative Brain Research (Washington University)
Chandler Abraham (2017) A Beginner’s Guide to (CIE) Colorimetry.
CIE 1931 color space
RGB color space
RGB color model
CIELAB color space
Natural Color System
RAL colour standard
Colour Physics and History
Robinson, Andrew. (2006) The last man who knew everything : Thomas Young, the anonymous polymath who proved Newton wrong, explained how we see, cured the sick, and deciphered the Rosetta stone, among other feats of genius. Pi Press (New York) (Internet Archive)
James Clerk Maxwell (Physics World)
Heinrich Rudolf Hertz (Wikipedia)
Hugh Aldersey-Williams (2020). Dutch Light – Christiaan Huygens and the Making of Science in Europe. Highgate – Night at the Museum. Live conversation
K. Annabelle Smith (2013). A WWII Propaganda Campaign Popularized the Myth That Carrots Help You See in the Dark. Smithsonian magazine
Blue-green distinction in language
The Solar Spectrum Penn State University. Fundamentals of Atmospheric Science (METEO 300) 6.4
Atmospheric Absorption & Transmission (Humboldt State University)
Sodium Atomic Emission Spectrum (University of California, Irvine)
LibreTexts Project (Physical Chemistry (McQuarrie and Simon))
3: The Schrödinger Equation and a Particle in a Box
17.2: The Thermal Boltzman Distribution