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New York Beauty and Fashion Photographer

Horizon: Do You See What I See?

Posted on August 12, 2011 in Photography, Technology

Horizon: Do You See What I See?

Roses are red, violets are blue, but not to the scientists – this ain’t true! According to the latest understanding, these colors are really an illusion. One that you create yourself. Horizon reveals a surprising truth about how we all see the world. You may think a rose is red, the sky is blue and the grass is green, but it now seems that the colors you see may not always be the same as the colors I see. Your age, sex and even mood can affect how you experience colors. Scientists have unlocked the hidden power that colors can have over your life – how red can make you a winner, how blue makes time speed up, and more.

Color is simply how our brains respond to different wavelengths of light, and wavelengths outside the spectrum of visible light are invisible and colorless to us simply because our eyes can’t detect them. Since colors are created in our brains, what if we all see colors differently from one another? BBC created a fascinating program called “Do You See What I See?” that explores this question, and the findings are pretty startling.

It’s interesting to think that different people looking at the same photograph may “see” the same wavelengths but perceive different colors.





Pop quiz time: Can you spot out which one of these green squares is different than the rest?

Click here if you want to see the result.

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