Trichromacy and the neural basis of color discrimination

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 20 (2):206-207 (1997)
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I take issue with Saunders & van Brakel's claim that neural processes play no interesting role in determining color categorizations. I distinguish an aspect of color categorization, namely, color discrimination, from other aspects. The law of trichromacy describes conditions under which physical properties cannot be discriminated in terms of color. Trichromacy is explained by properties of neural processes.



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Peter Ross
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

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