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.
A study of the science of taste: On the origins and influence of the core ideas Robert P. Erickson Departments of Psychology and Neurosciences, and Neurobiology, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708. [email protected]