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Neuroscientist Bevil Conway | Meeting the Minds

Artist's vision: Decode color perception

Harvard neuroscientist Bevil Conway, holding a glass box he designed, is looking for the neural basis of our reaction to color. Harvard neuroscientist Bevil Conway, holding a glass box he designed, is looking for the neural basis of our reaction to color. (Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff)
By Billy Baker
Globe Correspondent / November 10, 2008

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Bevil Conway, an artist turned neuroscientist, was sitting in front of a laptop computer recently at Harvard Medical School showing off one of his latest discoveries. Small squares of color flashed rapidly on the screen - red, yellow, green - until suddenly, as the screen showed a square of deep purple, the computer's speakers crackled with electrical static. (Full article: 886 words)

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