Behavioral and Brain Sciences



open peer commentary

a categorial mutation


oscar vilarroya a1
a1 unitat de recerca en neurociència cognitiva, departament de psiquatria i medicina legal, universitat autònoma de barcelona, 08035 barcelona, spain oscar.vilarroya@uab.es

Abstract

the proposal of steels & belpaeme (s&b) is on the right track to solve the nativist/empiricist/culturalist controversy. however, their nativist model of colour categorization does not correspond to a proper genetic model. colour perception is the outcome of a complex process of development. a direct correspondence between genes and colour categories cannot be the right approach to the problem.




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