Language & Color

What nail polish can teach us about color perception.

Fig 1. Grue (Image Source: ISCC News, #465)
Fig.2 Lexical categories influence perception. (a) Print-rendered versions of the four colors used. (b) Sample display for the visual search task. Image source: Aubrey L. Gilbert et al. PNAS 2006;103:489–494
Fig.3. In the no-interference condition, RTs were faster for the between-category pair and slower for the within-category pairs when targets appeared in the RVF compared with when they appeared in the LVF. (d) Effects were reversed with verbal interference. . *, P < 0.05, two-tailed t-test, df = 10; ns, nonsignificant. Values are mean ± SEM. (Image source: Aubrey L. Gilbert et al. PNAS 2006;103:489–494)

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