Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Open Peer Commentary

Basic tastes and unique hues

David R. Hilberta1

a1 Department of Philosophy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60607. [email protected]


The logic of the basic taste concept is discussed in relation to the physiology and psychophysics of color vision. An alternative version of the basic taste model, analogous to opponent-process theory is introduced. The logic of quality naming experiments is clarified.