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chirimuuta_small.jpgThe nature of color has long fascinated theorists of the mind: do colors belong to the objects we see around us, or is their existence somehow mind dependent? In a recent book, Outside Color, CNBC faculty member Mazviita Chirimuuta (History and Philosophy of Science, Pitt) explores how the psychology and neuroscience of color vision can help shed light on this puzzle. Trained as a vision neuroscientist, Chirimuuta now largely works in the philosophy of mind and neuroscience. Chirimuuta argues that colours are properties of perceptual interactions involving humans or animals and their environments. Thus they are mind-related but not merely a construct of the mind or brain. More information about the book is available here and a discussion of her work is here  and it is reviewed here