Empirical assessment of colour symmetries

Lewis D. Griffin
1999 Behavioral and Brain Sciences  
The quality of potential symmetries of the similarity structure of the Basic Colour Terms has been assessed. The assessment was made on the basis of a database of similarity judgements, made by subjects in response to linguistically expressed questions. All potential symmetries can be statistically rejected, although the well-known and some novel interpretable symmetries are shown to be approximately correct.
doi:10.1017/s0140525x99312218 fatcat:roiv46xf55egplftq3sqbgmr54