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New evidence for infant colour categories

Franklin, A and Davies, IRL (2004) New evidence for infant colour categories British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 22. pp. 349-377.

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Abstract

Bornstein, Kessen, and Weiskopf (1976) reported that pre-linguistic infants perceive colour categorically for primary boundaries: Following habituation, dishabituation only occurred if the test stimulus was from a different adult category to the original. Here, we replicated this important study and extended it to include secondary boundaries, with a crucial modification: The separations between habituated and novel stimuli were equated in a perceptually uniform metric (Munsell), rather than in wavelength. Experiment 1 found Categorical Perception and no within-category novelty preference for primary boundary blue-green and secondary boundary blue-purple. Experiment 2 replicated the categorical effect for blue-purple and found no within-category novelty preference with increased stimulus separation. Experiment 3 showed category effects for a lightness/saturation boundary, pink-red. Novelty preference requires a categorical difference between the habituated and novel stimulus. The implications for the origin of linguistic colour categories are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Franklin, Aa.franklin@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Davies, IRLi.davies@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2004
Uncontrolled Keywords : sapir-whorf hypothesis; pop-out; vision; perception; hue; discrimination; similarity; memory; space; life
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 09:08
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 09:08
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/822407

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