Baddeley, R., & Attewell, D. (2009). The relationship between language and the environment: information theory shows why we have only three lightness terms. Psychological Science, 20(9), 1100–1107. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9280.2009.02412.x
Bompas, A., & O’Regan, J. K. (2006). Evidence for a role of action in colour perception. Perception, 35(1), 65–78.
Philipona, D. L., & O’Regan, J. (2006). Color naming, unique hues, and hue cancellation predicted from singularities in reflection properties. Visual Neuroscience, 23(3–4), 331–339. Download
Richters, D. P., & Eskew, R. T. (2009). Quantifying the effect of natural and arbitrary sensorimotor contingencies on chromatic judgments. Journal of Vision, 9(4), 27. https://doi.org/10.1167/9.4.27Download
Vazquez-Corral, J., O’Regan, J. K., Vanrell, M., & Finlayson, G. D. (2012). A new spectrally sharpened sensor basis to predict color naming, unique hues, and hue cancellation. Journal of Vision, 12(6). https://doi.org/10.1167/12.6.7Download
Witzel, C., & O’Regan, J. K. (2014, August). Color Appearance and color language depend on sensory singularities in the natural environment. European Conference on Visual Perception, Belgrade.
Witzel, C., Cinotti, F., & O’Regan, J. K. (2015). What determines the relationship between color naming, unique hues, and sensory singularities: Illuminations, surfaces, or photoreceptors? Journal of Vision, 15(8), 19–19. https://doi.org/10.1167/15.8.19Download
You can find here the transcript and slides of my plenary talk at the May 2023 Taormina “Towards a Science of Consciousness” conference. The talk was based on my 2023 paper in Frontiers in Psychology explaining how sensorimotor theory can make inroads into solving the hard problem of phenomenal consciousness. It claims that experiences have “something it’s like” because we can lose voluntary control over the flow of information, over our bodies, over attention deployment and over motivation.