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Red is the new orange: Nonlinguistic categorical color perception

Authors
  • Lazareva, Olga F.1
  • 1 Drake University, Des Moines, IA, USA , Des Moines (United States)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Learning & Behavior
Publisher
Springer US
Publication Date
Jan 25, 2019
Volume
47
Issue
4
Pages
271–272
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3758/s13420-018-0371-9
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
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Abstract

Caves et al. (2018) demonstrated categorical perception in zebra finches for the orange-red color category that conveys information about male fitness. This result implies that categorical color perception does not necessarily have linguistic origins, as has been previously believed.

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