The effect of name category and discriminability on the search characteristics of colour sets.

@article{Guest2002TheEO,
  title={The effect of name category and discriminability on the search characteristics of colour sets.},
  author={Stephen P. Guest and Darren van Laar},
  journal={Perception},
  year={2002},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={
          445-61
        }
}
Within (and between) cultures, people tend to agree on which parts of colour space are easiest to name and what the names for these regions are. Therefore it is likely that the manipulation of ease of naming (nameability) of colours should change performance in tasks where categorisation by colour name is important. More specifically? highly 'nameable' colour sets should lead to better performance than metrically equivalent but less categorically distinct sets, when the task requires… CONTINUE READING

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