The linear separability effect in color visual search: ruling out the additive color hypothesis.

@article{Bauer1998TheLS,
  title={The linear separability effect in color visual search: ruling out the additive color hypothesis.},
  author={Ben Bauer and Pierre Jolicoeur and William B. Cowan},
  journal={Perception & psychophysics},
  year={1998},
  volume={60 6},
  pages={1083-93}
}
Bauer, Jolicoeur, and Cowan (1996b, 1996c) demonstrated difficult visual search for color targets that were not linearly separable (in color space) from two distractor colors and easier search for linearly separable targets. This suggested that search is mediated by a chromatically linear discrimination mechanism (see D'Zmura, 1991). However, in those experiments, the targets that were not linearly separable fell midway between the distractor colors and thus corresponded to the admix of the… CONTINUE READING