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Fig. 5 | Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications

Fig. 5

From: Color inference in visual communication: the meaning of colors in recycling

Fig. 5

Illustration of the assignment inference process for two objects and two colors, under the local assignment (a and b) or global assignment (c and d) hypotheses. Thick black lines represent assigned color-object pairings and thin gray lines represent unassigned color-object pairings. Under local assignment, the target object (trash) is matched with its strongest associate (association ratings indicated on the graph edges). This means assigning trash to DY in the WH/DY color set (a) and assigning trash to WH in the WH/SP color set. Under global assignment, the target is matched by accounting for the association strengths of both objects and both colors. This means assigning trash to DY in the WH/DY color set (c) as in (a), but assigning trash to SP in the WH/SP color set (d), even though trash has a higher association rating with WH than with SP

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