Open Peer Commentary Palmer: Color and consciousness
Disorder of colour consciousness: The view from neuropsychology
Glyn W. Humphreys a1andM. Jane Riddoch a1 a1 Cognitive Science Research Centre, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, United Kingdom
We discuss the difficulty of measuring the perceptual experience of colour, supporting Palmer's assertion that neuropsychological disorders of colour processing can be informative in this respect. We point out that some disorders seem to affect the perceptual experience of colour over and above the perceptual processing of colour, providing direct insights into the neural mechanisms supporting perceptual experience.