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Author Taylor, Chloe ♦ Schloss, Karen ♦ Palmer, Stephen E. ♦ Franklin, Anna
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer US
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2013
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Philosophy & psychology ♦ Psychology
Subject Keyword Cognitive development ♦ Visual perception ♦ Aesthetics ♦ Color ♦ Cognitive Psychology
Abstract Adults commonly prefer blues most and greenish yellows least, but these hue preferences interact with lightness and saturation (e.g., dark yellow is particularly disliked: Palmer & Schloss (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107:8877–8882, 2010)). Here, we tested for a similar hue-by-lightness interaction in infant looking preferences, to determine whether adult preferences are evident early in life. We measured looking times for both infants and adults in the same paired-comparison task using all possible pairs of eight colors: four hues (red/yellow/green/blue) at two lightness levels (dark/light). The adult looking data were strikingly similar to other adults’ explicit preference responses, indicating for the first time that adults look longer at colors that they like. Infants showed a significant hue-by-lightness interaction, but it was quite different from the adult pattern. In particular, infants had a stronger looking preference for dark yellow and a weaker preference for light blue than did adults. The findings are discussed in relation to theories on the origins of color preference.
ISSN 10699384
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2013-02-23
Publisher Place Boston
e-ISSN 15315320
Journal Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
Volume Number 20
Issue Number 5
Page Count 7
Starting Page 916
Ending Page 922


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