Behavioral and Brain Sciences

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Basic tastes and unique hues

David R. Hilberta1

a1 Department of Philosophy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60607.


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.

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