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Volume: 22 | Article ID: art00027
Color Naming Transitions
  DOI :  10.2352/CIC.2014.22.1.art00027  Published OnlineNovember 2014

We explore the notion that variations in cone spectral sensitivities could cause variations in color-name boundaries between individuals. Fifteen observers made color matches to a test stimulus (580 nm) with three primary lights in a visual colorimeter. The same observers took part in two psychophysical experiments to determine the color-naming boundary between two focal colors (yellow and green). In one experiment observers used a slider bar to indicate the boundary; in the other they were presented with a color stimulus and asked to state whether it was yellow or green in a 2afc design. In the case of the 2afc experiment the results indicate some evidence to suggest a correlation in the position of the name boundary and the ratio of red and green lights used in visual color matches.

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Maria J.S.P. Brasil, Stephen Westland, Qianqian Pan, "Color Naming Transitionsin Proc. IS&T 22nd Color and Imaging Conf.,  2014,  pp 155 - 158,

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