Effects of stimulus range on color categorization
This chapter reports three experiments detailing the influences of stimulus range on color categorization. The results show that both categorization and speed of categorization of colorful stimuli can be influenced by stimulus range. Two potential consequences are considered. First, the influences of stimulus range on color categorization can help explain inconsistencies in the color literature relating to the reliability of color categorization. Second, the same influences appear relevant to the interpretation of experiments investigating color categorical perception.