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Cognitive aspects of color
Author(s): Gunilla A. M. Derefeldt; Jean-Pierre Menu; Tiina Swartling
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Paper Abstract

This report surveys cognitive aspects of color in terms of behavioral, neuropsychological, and neurophysiological data. Color is usually defined as psychophysical color or as perceived color. Behavioral data on categorical color perception, absolute judgement of colors, color coding, visual search, and visual awareness refer to the more cognitive aspects of color. These are of major importance in visual synthesis and spatial organization, as already shown by the Gestalt psychologists. Neuropsychological and neurophysiological findings provide evidence for an interrelation between cognitive color and spatial organization. Color also enhances planning strategies, as has been shown by studies on color and eye movements. Memory colors and the color- language connections in the brain also belong among the cognitive aspects of color.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 April 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2411, Human Vision, Visual Processing, and Digital Display VI, (20 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.207550
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Gunilla A. M. Derefeldt, National Defence Research Establishment (Sweden)
Jean-Pierre Menu, CERMA (France)
Tiina Swartling, National Defence Research Establishment (Sweden)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2411:
Human Vision, Visual Processing, and Digital Display VI
Bernice E. Rogowitz; Jan P. Allebach, Editor(s)

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