Insights from the colour category controversy

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31 (1):75-76 (2008)
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Abstract

There are striking parallels between the basic tastes debate and the debate on human colour categorisation. Colour categories show a remarkable cross-cultural similarity, but at the same the time exhibit seemingly inexplicable large interpersonal variations. Recent results suggest that colour categories are the result of cultural learning constrained by the neural substrate of colour perception

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