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ERIC Number: EJ827636
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0278-2626
Neurophysiological Evidence for Categorical Perception of Color
Holmes, Amanda; Franklin, Anna; Clifford, Alexandra; Davies, Ian
Brain and Cognition, v69 n2 p426-434 Mar 2009
The aim of this investigation was to examine the time course and the relative contributions of perceptual and post-perceptual processes to categorical perception (CP) of color. A visual oddball task was used with standard and deviant stimuli from same (within-category) or different (between-category) categories, with chromatic separations for within- and between-category stimuli equated in Munsell Hue. CP was found on a behavioral version of the task, with faster RTs and greater accuracy for between- compared to within-category stimuli. On a neurophysiological version of the task, event-related potentials (ERPs) showed earlier latencies for P1 and N1 components at posterior locations to between- relative to within-category deviants, providing novel evidence for early perceptual processes on color CP. Enhanced P2 and P3 waves were also found for between- compared to within-category stimuli, indicating a role for later post-perceptual processes. (Contains 2 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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