Visual event-related potentials to colored patterns and color names : attention to feature, dimension, and meaning

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Cheryl J. Aine (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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M. Russell Harter

Abstract: The present study utilized visual event-related brain responses to investigate the nature of representation of colors and color names in the nervous system. It was hypothesized that the initial processing of sensory colors and linguistic stimuli occurs at different levels of the brain, while later in time, these features may be synthesized into a unitary representation (e.g. sensory color along with its linguistic label) in central cortical regions. A final prediction was that the processing of sensory colors would elicit greater responses over the right hemisphere while the processing of word stimuli would elicit greater enhancement of the brain response over the left hemisphere.

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Language: English
Date: 1983
Color vision
Color $x Psychological aspects
Senses and sensation

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