Philip Ball (BBC) | Colours: Differing points of hue

A new study by physicist Vittorio Loreto at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and his colleagues argues that the naming of colours is not arbitrary. The researchers say that a natural hierarchy of colour terms arises from the interplay between our innate ability to distinguish one hue from another and the complex cultural negotiation out of which language itself appears.


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Philip Ball (BBC) | Colours: Differing points of hue

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