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    Categorical Perception of Colour in the Left and Right Visual Field is Verbally Mediated: Evidence From Korean.Debi Roberson, Hyensou Pak & J. Richard Hanley - 2008 - Cognition 107 (2):752-762.
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    Similarity and Categorisation: Neuropsychological Evidence for a Dissociation in Explicit Categorisation Tasks.Debi Roberson, Jules Davidoff & Nick Braisby - 1999 - Cognition 71 (1):1-42.
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    Thresholds for Color Discrimination in English and Korean Speakers.Debi Roberson, J. Richard Hanley & Hyensou Pak - 2009 - Cognition 112 (3):482-487.
    Categorical perception (CP) is said to occur when a continuum of equally spaced physical changes is perceived as unequally spaced as a function of category membership (Harnad, S. (Ed.) (1987). Psychophysical and cognitive aspects of categorical perception: A critical overview. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). A common suggestion is that CP for color arises because perception is qualitatively distorted when we learn to categorize a dimension. Contrary to this view, we here report that English speakers show no evidence of lowered discrimination (...)
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    Show and Tell: The Role of Language in Categorizing Facial Expression of Emotion.Debi Roberson, Ljubica Damjanovic & Mariko Kikutani - 2010 - Emotion Review 2 (3):255-260.
    We review evidence that language is involved in the establishment and maintenance of adult categories of facial expressions of emotion. We argue that individual and group differences in facial expression interpretation are too great for a fully specified system of categories to be universal and hardwired. Variations in expression categorization, across individuals and groups, favor a model in which an initial “core” system recognizes only the grouping of positive versus negative emotional expressions. The subsequent development of a rich representational structure (...)
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    Shades of Emotion: What the Addition of Sunglasses or Masks to Faces Reveals About the Development of Facial Expression Processing.Debi Roberson, Mariko Kikutani, Paula Döge, Lydia Whitaker & Asifa Majid - 2012 - Cognition 125 (2):195-206.
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    Comment on “Language and Emotion”: Metaphor, Morality and Contested Concepts.Debi Roberson & Lydia Whitaker - 2016 - Emotion Review 8 (3):282-283.
    The nature of emotion concepts and whether there are any that are universally “basic” remains controversial, as acknowledged in the article “Language and Emotion.” The suggestion that some emotions are embodied through a process of association between neural networks for bodily sensations and neural circuitry dedicated to linguistic metaphor is interesting, but speculative. However, it is a hypothesis that risks relegating speakers of languages that lack sophisticated metaphors to a lower level on some scale of linguistic evolution.
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    Theories, Technologies, Instrumentalities of Color: Anthropological and Historiographic Perspectives.Debi Roberson, Ian Davies, Jules Davidoff, Arnold Henselmans, Don Dedrick, Alan Costall, Angus Gellatly, Paul Whittle, Patrick Heelan, Rainer Mausfeld, Jaap van Brakel, Thomas Johansen, Hans Kraml, Joseph Wachelder, Friedrich Steinle & Ton Derksen - 2002 - Upa.
    Theories, Technologies, Instrumentalities of Color is the outcome of a workshop, held in Leuven, Belgium, in May 2000.
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  8. How Culture Might Constrain Color Categories: Commentary/Steels & Belpaeme: Coordinating Perceptually Grounded.Debi Roberson & Catherine O'Hanlon - 2005 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (4):505-506.
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    Considering the Prevalence of the "Stimulus Error" in Color Naming Research.Kimberly Jameson, Debi Roberson, Don Dedrick & David Bimler - 2007 - Journal of Cognition and Culture 7 (1-2):119-142.
    In "Does the Basic Color Terms discussion suffer from the Stimulus Error?" Rolf Kuehni describes a research stumbling block known as the "stimulus error," and hints at the difficulties it causes for mainstream color naming research. Among the issues intrinsic to Kuehni's "stimulus error" description is the important question of what can generally be inferred from color naming behaviors based on bounded samples of empirical stimuli. Here we examine some specifics of the color naming research issues that Kuehni raises. While (...)
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    How Culture Might Constrain Color Categories.Debi Roberson & Catherine O'hanlon - 2005 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (4):505-506.
    If language is crucial to the development of shared colour categories, how might cultural constraints influence the development of divergent category sets? We propose that communities arrive at different sets of categories because the tendency to group by perceptual similarity interacts with environmental factors (differential access to dying and printing technologies), to make different systems optimal for communication in different situations.
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    Empirical Evidence for Constraints on Colour Categorisation.Jules Davidoff & Debi Roberson - 1997 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 20 (2):185-186.
    The question of whether colour categorisation is determined by nontrivial constraints (i.e., universal neurophysiological properties of visual neurons) is an empirical issue concerning the organisation of the internal colour space. Rosch has provided psychological evidence that categories are organised around focal colours and that the organisation is universal; this commentary reconsiders that evidence.
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