language and color perception

doi: 10.1073/pnas.0610132104, Franklin, A., Drivonikou, G. V., Clifford, A., Kay, P., Regier, T., and Davies, I. R. (2008). Natl. Commun. Therefore, color perception is influenced by culture through the language. Furthermore, the Chinese speakers showed a free-sorting performance similar to that of English speakers in the free-sorting task (Roberson and Davies, 2005), and both of these languages have one color term for both the blue and green patches. doi: 10.1016/j.visres.2018.04.00, Yang, J., Kanazawa, S., Yamaguchi, M. K., and Kuriki, I. No trade-off between speed and accuracy was observed, thus, our analysis focused on the reaction time. The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest. In the free-sorting task, compared with Chinese speakers, Mongolian speakers exhibited different sorting in the blue region (by distinguishing light and dark blue) and the same sorting in the green region. 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Lupyan and Clark (2015) suggested that language can affect perceptual experiences in a flexible and task-dependent manner, it is also necessary to aggregate color categorical effects research results from different perspectives through more tasks in the future, such as attentional-blink paradigm (Maier and Abdel Rahman, 2018), oddball (Thierry et al., 2009), and just-noticeable differences testing (Witzel and Gegenfurtner, 2015). Natl. In contrast, Mandarin Chinese uses a single word, lan, to describe both light blue and dark blue and a single word, lv, to describe both light and dark green. Likewise, four green color with equal distance between two adjacent patches stimuli were presented, from light green to dark green in the Committee Internationale d’Eclairage system, as shown in Figure 2B. Front. (2008) demonstrated color categorical perception in only the right visual field in certain faster-responding subjects, the result that color categorical perception occurs in only the left hemisphere in faster subjects implies that color categorical perception is a language priority, because the left cerebral hemisphere is preferentially involved in those requiring lexical access (Gilbert et al., 2006). The present study equalizes the chromatic aberration of stimuli in the Committee Internationale d’ Eclairage (CIELab) space. Russian blues reveal effects of language on color discrimination. Categorical perception of colour in the left and right visual field is verbally mediated: evidence from Korean. Beginning of dark blue color based on Estonian does not match the … Lots of studies exploring color categorical perception support the Whorf hypothesis that human cognition is influenced by language and culture. The findings from the interference task suggest that the effect was disruptive in participants performing a secondary task that engaged verbal working memory but not in a task that engaged nonverbal working memory, supporting a notion suggested by Winawer et al. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2007.09.001, Skelton, A. E., Catchpole, G., Abbott, J. T., Bosten, J. M., and Franklin, A. Natl. The middle frontal gyrus is a brain area known for higher cognitive processing, including linguistic processing. Curr. Neurosci. The effect of language on the categorical perception of color is stronger for stimuli in the right visual field (RVF) than in the left visual field, but the neural correlates of the behavioral RVF advantage are unknown. (2005, 2008) provided a dynamic perspective, by suggesting that color categorical perception may be universal but shaped by language at a later stage. Expanding previous research on color perception to speakers of Mongolian and Chinese, two understudied languages, we aimed to examine whether linguistic differences lead to differences in color discrimination between Chinese and Mongolian speakers. (2007) examined Russian speakers’ color perception. Proc. Color categorical perception is faster or more accurate discrimination of colors that straddle a color category boundary, it provides a good opportunity to investigate the basic relationship between language and color perception (Regier and Kay,2009). For the first time, the team has found patterns of brain activation that signal a positive relationship between language and colour perception. Recent findings by a research team at the State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Sciences of The University of Hong Kong (HKU) suggest that it may well. CIELAB coordinates of the stimuli of blue and green. "These findings represent a major break-through on this research topic by providing neuro-physiological evidence in support of the Whorfian hypothesis," said Professor Tan Li-Hai, professor in linguistics of HKU and a member of the research team. HH, JL, and QX wrote the manuscript. This study was carried out following the recommendations of the operating guidelines of the Education Science College Ethics Committee (Inner Mongolia Normal University), and written informed consent was obtained from all subjects. In the current study, the different color categorical perceptions between the Mongolian and Chinese speakers suggests that color vocabulary may influence the coding of color vision. After the visual search task, the participants were required to press the space bar with both thumbs whenever they detected that the secondary task stimulus was the same as that shown in the previous display (one-back match) (Gilbert et al., 2006). The second experiment investigated Chinese and Mongolian speakers performing a visual search task using language as a within subjects variable to compare color categorical perception between blue and green color stimuli. Short-term trained lexical categories produce preattentive categorical perception of color: evidence from ERPs. Emot. Meanwhile, both Chinese and Mongolian speakers reacted faster to the green color than the blue color in the visual search task, suggesting that the variation in human color perception is constrained by certain universal forces. Categorical encoding of color in the brain. Figure 3. J. Vis. When the color patches were labeled with two different color terms, however, they were maximally distant, such as the color patches of blue vs. green (lan vs. lv) in Chinese those of light blue, dark blue and green (qinker, huhe, and nogvgan) in Mongolian. Next, if linguistic effects on color perception are specific to the categories encoded in a speaker’s language, Mongolian speakers should be faster in the visual search of a target that falls into a different category from the surrounding colors (e.g., qinker surrounded by huhe) than the search of a target that falls into the same category as the surrounding colors (e.g., qinker surrounded by qinker). U.S.A. 114, 5545–5550. A study by British researchers suggests that color words in a given language shape human perception of color, perhaps explaining why some native English-speaking children, familiar with the rainbow of colors in the Crayola 64-pack, actually can tell "rust" from "brick" and "moss" from "sage," while children who grow up speaking languages with fewer color names lump such hues together. Cite this. (2009). HH, YY, and JL designed the experiments. Front. The visual mismatch negativity is a marker of an automatic and unconscious process, thus, language-specific categories have an implicit effect on human color perception. Language has been shown to influence color perception in two main ways, roughly in line with so-called off-line and on-line influences schematized in Figure 2. Is there a lateralized category effect for color? Language. This includes color. Native language promotes access to visual consciousness. Natl. The finding provides support for the Whorf hypothesis with evidence from an Altay language. On the other hand, other studies of color categorical perception have shown a different picture. U.S.A. 106, 4567–4570. The way we perceive colours can also change during our lifetime. Each color was randomly presented 5 times, resulting in a total of 40 trials. Effects of known variations in photopigments on L/M cone ratios estimated from luminous efficiency functions. Dir. Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of ScienceDaily, its staff, its contributors, or its partners. Have any problems using the site? Greek speakers who have two fundamental colour terms to describe light and dark blue – “ghalazio” and “ble” – are more prone to see these two colours as more similar after living for long periods of time in the UK – where these two colours are described in English by the same fundamental colour term: blue. The connection between language and perception is both subtle and profound. Cortical response to categorical color perception in infants investigated by near-infrared spectroscopy. Witzel and Gegenfurtner (2011) found that the color categorical effect might not be robust, even if it existed, and the category effect might be independent of language. Experiment 3 further examined linguistic influences on color perception with interference tasks. The nature of infant color categorization: evidence from eye movements on a target detection task. (2009) observed that the amplitude differences in two color terms in Greek, i.e., ghalazio and ble, which distinguish light and dark blue, the speakers of Greek led to a greater brain potential amplitude of visual mismatch negativity than English speakers, because there is only one blue color term (blue) in English; and the speakers of Greek demonstrated a greater brain potential amplitude of visual mismatch negativity than distinguish light and dark green, because there is only one green color term (prasino) in Greek. Compared with the Chinese speakers, the Mongolian speakers sorted the blue patches differently and sorted the green patches the same sort, however, in a within-subject design, the Mongolian speakers exhibited different sorting patterns between the green and blue patches. Copyright © 2019 He, Li, Xiao, Jiang, Yang Y and Zhi. Natl. Color categories determined by cultural influences, usefulness of color and habitual practice are expressed in the language. Using the event-related potential technique, Thierry et al. Some languages use as few as three color categories (words corresponding to black, white, and red), while the languages of industrialized cultures use up to 10 or 12 categories. Questions? Sci. J. Vis. (2017). Mongolian speakers’ reaction times under the no-interference, verbal-interference, and nonverbal-interference conditions. Significant main effect of pair type [F(1, 35) = 11.44, p < 0.01, η2 = 0.25] and interference [F(2, 70) = 33.90, p < 0.001, η2 = 0.49] were observed, and the interaction was significant [F(2, 70) = 5.76, p < 0.01, η2 = 0.14]. As a result, approximately 8.3% of all trials were excluded, among which 87.5% were due to erroneous responses. If linguistic processing plays an active, online role in color categorical perception (Winawer et al., 2007), the qinker/huhe categorical advantage in the Mongolian speakers should be disrupted by verbal, but not nonverbal, interference. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms. Trial events. Cult. Sci. Each trial began with the onset of a central fixation marker for 500 ms on a neutral gray screen, such that the red-green-blue (RGB) values were 192, 192, and 192. (2016) found that colors of different categories are represented differently in the visual cortex of prelinguistic infants, suggesting that categorical color perception does not necessarily depend on language, just as some other areas of perception (Cong et al., 2018). doi: 10.1177/0956797618782181, Regier, T., and Kay, P. (2009). After the participants completed the sorting task, the groupings were recorded by the experimenter, and the data were processed by the multidimensional scaling method (Roberson and Davies, 2005). This study was funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31460250), the Program for Young Talents of Science and Technology at the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region University (NJYT-18-A03) and the Inner Mongolia Normal University Graduate Students’ Research and Innovation Fund (CXJJB17003). Further evidence that Whorfian effects are stronger in the right visual field than the left. Further research on the relationship between language and perception may uncover principles that would enhance the effectiveness of people's learning of second and foreign languages. ∗∗P < 0.01, ∗∗∗p < 0.001, ANOVA, df = 35; ns, nonsignificant. Lots of previous cross-language studies used between subjects design to compare color categorical perception between different language, however, individual differences in between subjects design can affect the accuracy of the study, thus, the present research use mix design that contain within subjects design to compare color categorical perception between different color, hoping to overcome the influence of individual differences on color category perception. Then the stimulus display appeared, consisting of a ring of 12 squares surrounding the fixation marker. Trends Cogn. Ten color patches were selected from the green-blue spectral region (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10), as shown in Appendix Table A1. The Himba of northern Namibia categorize colors … This is because after long term everyday exposure to an English speaking environment, the brain of native Greek speakers starts inter… The sample sizes were determined based on feasibility, and all participants had normal or corrected-to-normal vision based on self-reports. The sensory signals may link the universal forces, while downward-flowing predictions may link some Whorfican forces (such as culture or language). doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2009.06.008, Roberson, D., Pak, H., and Hanley, J. R. (2008). Categorical facilitation with equally discriminable colors. Trials in which a participant pressed the wrong key or the reaction time was greater than 2 standard deviations from the participant’s mean were not included in the analysis of the visual search data. González-Perilli et al. Lett. The linguistic relativity hypothesis states that the language one speaks affects how one thinks. Child Psychol. Psychol. 10:551. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00551. In the nonverbal-interference task, the displays consisted of a 5 cm × 5 cm grid in which 12 of the 25 squares were black and 13 were white in a set of 6 displays. This color vision particularity could have been caused by a lack of visual consciousness that would lead to the creation of new words that were needed to explain a visual phenomenon. The order of the three tasks was counterbalanced across the participants, as Figure 4. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0811155106, Winawer, J., Witthoft, N., Frank, M. C., Wu, L., Wade, A. R., and Boroditsky, L. (2007). Numerous cross-linguistic investigations of color categorization have provided abundant evidence regarding the relationship between language and perception (Winawer et al., 2007; Roberson et al., 2008; Regier and Kay, 2009; Thierry et al., 2009). Athanasopoulos, P., Damjanovic, L., Krajciova, A., and Sasaki, M. (2011). Why so many languages invented words for colors in the same order.Help us make more ambitious videos by joining the Vox Video Lab. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. Russian speakers exhibited the categorical advantage in the rapid color discrimination task using blue stimuli, and this categorical advantage was disrupted by verbal interference and not by spatial interference, this result suggests that the effect of language is online (Roberson and Davidoff, 2000). 13, 439–446. 38, 1961–1966. Bieber, M. L., Kraft, J. M., and Werner, J. S. (1998). While language perception is driven by expectations, Lupyan and Clark point out that language also creates expectations that influence our perception of the world more generally. In terms of the number of basic color terms in the blue and green region, Mongolian is similar to Russian, Greek or Japanese, whereas Mandarin Chinese is similar to English. Yip, and Kang-kwong Luke. The target and distractor colors were either from different lexical categories (e.g., different shades of qinker, B2-B3; G2-G3) or from the same lexical category (e.g., a qinker and a huhe, B1-B2 or B3-B4; G1-G2; or G3-G4). U.S.A. 113, 2370–2375. Natl. 3–14) and has been a cornerstone issue in the debate on whether and how much language shapes thinking ().Previous studies have found cross-linguistic differences in subjective color similarity judgments and color confusability in memory (4, 5, 10, 12, 16). Much research has been done on the "Whorfian Hypothesis" in the last fifty years, but so far little hard evidence is available either in support of or against the hypothesis. Thus, the linguistic relativity is modulated by some universal factor, some details of the modulating process need further researched. Natl. Categorical sensitivity to color differences. Basic Colour Terms: Their Universality and Evolution. U.S.A. 105, 18221–18225. At the other pole is the universal perspective, which states that a universal repertoire of perception exists that leaves its imprint on languages (Franklin et al., 2005; Regier and Kay, 2009; Witzel and Gegenfurtner, 2011; Yang et al., 2016), support this universal perspective. The target randomly appeared at only one of four positions (position 1, 2, 3, or 4) (Zhou et al., 2010). Psychophysiology 52, 98–106. Delta E refers to the color difference between the corresponding color stimuli in the CIElab system. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1512044113/-/DCSupplemental, Zhong, W., Li, Y., Li, P., Xu, G., and Mo, L. (2015). (2017). Yang et al. U.S.A. 111, 4590–4595. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/04/080407201846.htm (accessed December 29, 2020). The research was supported by grants from China's National Strategic Basic Research Programme ("973" Programme), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) of the USA, and HKU. (2005). Proc. If language affects color categories, Mongolian speakers should divide the dark blue and light blue colors into two categories whereas Chinese speakers should put them into the same category. doi: 10.3758/bf03209345, Roberson, D., Davidoff, J., Davies, I. R. L., and Shapiro, L. R. (2005). For a long time researchers have debated whether language can affect perceptual experiences, such as color perception. Sci. Words and the World. The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. Regarding the functional organization of color categorical perception in the brain, some results support the Whorf hypothesis and relativistic perspective. Roberson et al. 11. J. Cogn. Scientists have found that regularly speaking in a second language makes you literally see the world in a different way. Figure 1. Furthermore, six color patches (1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 10) were always named “lan” (blue) by Chinese speakers and qinker (light blue: 1, 2, 5, and 7) and huhe (dark blue: 4, 8, and 10) by Mongolian speakers. Nature 157:736. doi: 10.1038/157736b0, Drivonikou, G. V., Kay, P., Regier, T., Ivry, R. B., Gilbert, A. L., Franklin, A., et al. Color categorical perception is faster or more accurate discrimination of colors that straddle a color category boundary, it provides a good opportunity to investigate the basic relationship between language and color perception (Regier and Kay,2009). In a series of experiments, the HKU researchers investigated the relationship between language and colour perception, using new neuro-imaging techniques. Proc. So that we don’t Appendix Table A1 provides the Committee Internationale d’Eclairage (CIELab) coordinates of all stimuli. As seen in Figure 3, Mongolian speakers were faster at identifying between-category than within-category stimuli (between-categories: 849 ± 105 ms vs. within-categories: 913 ± 102 ms), for the color of blue, but not for the color of green (between-categories: 810 ± 137 ms vs. within-categories: 806 ± 123 ms). Your color perception depends on several factors, including … Franklin et al. In the verbal-interference task, the interference display consisted of a Mongolian color word drawn from the following set: “hara (black),” “cagan (white),” “unesu (gray),” “ulabur (orange),” “boro (purple),” “ulagan (red),” “nogvgan (green),” “hureng (brown),” and “sira (yellow)” (Gilbert et al., 2006). Received: 14 August 2018; Accepted: 26 February 2019;Published: 14 March 2019. 11:16. doi: 10.1167/11.12.16, Witzel, C., and Gegenfurtner, K. R. (2013). doi: 10.1073/pnas.0809952105, Franklin, A., Pilling, M., and Davies, I. Free-sorting of colors across cultures: are there universal grounds for grouping? The no-interference results replicated those obtained in experiment 2. 5, 349–386. All participants were residents from the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China. Sci. The result of the third experiment not only replicated the Mongolian speakers’ color categorical perception but also investigated its mechanism. Biol. The interaction of categorical type × speakers was also significant [F(1, 62) = 18.51, p < 0.001, η2 = 0.23]. Table A2. The instructions emphasized that the participants should respond as quickly and accurately as possible to the visual search displays within 2500 ms. After each response, the screen was blank for 500 ms before the start of the following trial. These findings on color categorical perception revealed that language modulates ongoing color perception (Lupyan, 2012). New Device Detects Which Hand Gesture You Want to Make, Key Advance for Printing Circuitry on Wearable Fabrics, Luminescent Wood Could Light Up Homes of the Future, Research Lays Groundwork for Ultra-Thin, Energy Efficient Photodetector on Glass. J. Exp. Drivonikou et al. Vis. Res. Figure 2. For the visual search task, (A) a color categorical perception (CCP) for blue compared with green was shown in Mongolian, while (B) a CCP was not shown in Chinese (Mandarin). Notably, there were some unexpected results, such as reaction time was faster for the green color (783 ± 123 ms) than the blue color (863 ± 107 ms), F(1, 62) = 45.53, p < 0.001, η2 = 0.42; Mongolian speakers were faster at discriminating nogvgan colors than discriminating the qinker/huhe pairs, F(1, 62) = 4.51, p < 0.05, η2 = 0.09. In fact, recent studies have suggested that the language we speak can influence how we perceive color. The perception of color mainly occurs inside our heads and so is subjective—and prone to personal experience. The color patches measured 20 × 20 mm and were printed on paper. Here we present brain activation maps revealing how language is differentially engaged in the discrimination of colored stimuli presented in either visual hemifield. There’s something else, however, that influences our perception of color, and it has nothing to with how our brains process light. Whorf hypothesis is supported in the right visual field but not the left. (2006). doi: 10.1080/02699931.2018.1455640, De Vries, H. L. (1946). Being able to perceive a wide spectrum of colors takes more than great eyesight. Rep. 6:22536. doi: 10.1038/srep22536, Thierry, G., Athanasopoulos, P., Wiggett, A., Dering, B., and Kuipers, J. R. (2009). In this experiment, each participant completed the following three tasks after a practice block of 8 trials: visual search under no-interference (64 trials), verbal-interference (32 trials), and nonverbal-interference (32 trials) conditions. But researchers have studied—and debated—how the human eye processes light, how global cultures talk about color, and even how infants divide up the rainbow. The Spectral Luminous Efficiency Function is rooted in retinal effects (Bieber et al., 1998) and derives from natural selection during the course of evolution, suggesting that some aspects of human color perception are universal. (B) Two-dimensional scaling solution for Chinese free-sorting of the Iv/lan color patches (Stress = 0.012, RSQ > 0.999). 3:54. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00054, Lupyan, G., and Clark, A. 1. The sample sizes were determined based on feasibility, and all participants had normal or corrected-to-normal vision based on self-reports. (2000). ScienceDaily, 10 April 2008. However, according to a large number of cross-linguistic studies, color categorical perception is tightly linked to language (Athanasopoulos et al., 2011) and culture (González-Perilli et al., 2017) exposure from birth, supporting the Whorf hypothesis that color categorical perception is language-relative rather than universal. The categorical perception of colors and facial expressions: the effect of verbal interference. Figure 4. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12294, Zhou, K., Mo, L., Kay, P., Kwok, V. P., Ip, T. N., and Tan, L. H. (2010). But this effect should not be observed in the nogvgan region because the Mongolian language has only one basic color term for green, nogvgan. Front. Note: Content may be edited for style and length. Table A1. Sixty native Chinese (Mandarin)-speaking undergraduates (24 males and 36 females, mean age 20.9 years) and 54 native Mongolian-speaking undergraduates (21 males and 33 females, mean age 21.1 years) at Inner Mongolia Normal University participated for course credits. Figure A1 Color terms in Mongolian: (A) dark blue (“Shen Lan” in Chinese, /huhe/in Mongolian), (B) light blue (“Qian Lan” in Chinese, /qinker/in Mongolian), and (C) green (“lv” in Chinese, /nogvgan/ in Mongolian). doi: 10.1016/j.jecp.2005.03.003, Gilbert, A. L., Regier, T., Kay, P., and Ivry, R. B. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1612881114, Tajima, C. I., Tajima, S., Koida, K., Komatsu, H., Aihara, K., and Suzuki, H. (2016). doi: 10.1163/156853705774648536, Roberson, D., Hanley, J. R., and Pak, H. (2009). Specifically, the middle frontal gyrus responds to categorical color differences but not to hue differences. For the first time, the team has found patterns of brain activation that signal a positive relationship between language and colour perception. In the first experiment, we compared the color performance of the Mongolian speakers and Chinese speakers in a free-sorting task. Cogn. Natl. Color categorization across languages has often been studied in order to examine the hypothesis. The simple main effect of pair type was significant in the [no-interference [(between-categories: 793 ± 123 ms vs. within-categories: 848 ± 118 ms): F(1, 35) = 15.4, p < 0.001, η2 = 0.31] and; nonverbal-interference [(between-categories: 929 ± 144 ms vs. within-categories: 983 ± 175 ms): F(1, 35) = 7.79, p < 0.01, η2 = 0.18] conditions. In a classic study, Berlin and Kay (1969) obtained samples of color areas and category foci-colors (best color exemplars) from native speakers of 20 different languages and found that the color terms and foci are universal. Proc. In recent years, the relationship between language and perception has been better elucidated by the rejection of distinguishing between language and perception representations, and adopting more complex perspective between universalism and relativism, such as the predictive processing hypothesis (Lupyan and Clark, 2015), Bayesian model (Tajima et al., 2016), and investigations of development (Franklin et al., 2005, 2008). Some event-related potential studies found that the color categorical effect of visual mismatch negativity (Thierry et al., 2009) and P1 (Maier and Abdel Rahman, 2018), because both visual mismatch negativity and P1 are the marker of an automatic and unconscious process, those result suggested that language-specific categories have an automatic and unconscious effect on human color perception. Different shades of perception. Sci. To directly compare the no-interference and interference conditions, we analyzed the Mongolian participants’ reaction time data and performed a 2 (pair type; within- vs. between-categories) × 3 (interference: no- vs. verbal- vs. nonverbal-interference) analysis of variance. The naming task revealed that all of these patches were named “green” by both Chinese speakers and Mongolian speakers; Appendix Table A2 provides the Committee Internationale d’Eclairage (CIELab) coordinates of these stimuli. Roberson et al. A new study shows how learning--and possibly language--can influence color perception. Learning, and Color Perception Bl B2 G2 H Pdf* ^B1B2 > or ^G1G2 Fig. Thinkers since antiquity have pondered about the nature of the relationship between language and perception: to what extent are the mental categories that we use to classify objects and their qualities determined by our language? 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