Introduction to Cognitive Science:  Color



Day 1  Why color is important: color basics & color perception.

Day 2  Color from a (neuro)psychological and from a linguistic perspective

Day 3  Color from the perspective of developmental psychology, anthropology, and philosophy of mind


Course Material

A  Slides  

Color basicsDay 1
Colour perception and its physiological basisDay 1 & 2
Colour words and colour categorization
Day 2
The Sapir-Whorf thesis and the Kay-Kempton experimentDay 3
Infant color categories and categorical perceptionDay 3
Qualia and the hard problem of consciousnessDay 3

B Articles

Paul Kay Paul and Luisa Maffi (1999): Color appearance and the emergence and evolution of basic color lexicons. American Anthropologist 101, 743-760.

David J. Chalmers (1995): The Puzzle of Conscious Experience. Scientific American, December 1995, pp. 62-68.

Anna Franklin & Ian R. L. Davis (2004): New evidence for infant color categories. British Journal of Developmental Psychology 22, 349-377.

Paul Kay und Willett Kempton (1984): What is the Sapir-Whorf-Hypothesis? American Anthropologist 86, 65-79.

Michael Tye (1997): Qualia

Some Relevant Links