Explaining Universal Color Categories Through a Constrained Acquisition Process

  title={Explaining Universal Color Categories Through a Constrained Acquisition Process},
  author={Tony Belpaeme and Joris Bleys},
  journal={Adaptive Behavior},
  pages={293 - 310}
Color categories enjoy a special status among human perceptual categories as they exhibit a remarkable cross-cultural similarity. Many scholars have explained this universal character as being the result of an innate representation or an innate developmental program which all humans share. We will critically assess the available evidence, which is at best controversial, and we will suggest an alternative account for the universality of color categories based on linguistic transmission… 

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