DailyDirt: Blue-Green Or Green-Blue Crayons?
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Human perception can be pretty strange sometimes. People with synesthesia experience some mixing of their senses, so that they can hear colors or taste colors. But the English language even contains some interesting phrases to describe various feelings, such as “green with envy”. Here are just a few more interesting examples of sensory perception.
- The vast majority of people are trichromats who can perceive about a million shades of color, but there are also dichromats who see fewer colors — as well as tetrachromats who can see a hundred million colors. But even if you can see those extra millions of colors, it’s a bit difficult to describe them to others in words. [url]
- Movie posters from 1914 to 2012 are mostly blue and orange. The distribution of colors isn’t too even, and the spread of the use of blue appears to be growing over time. [url]
- The color of food can really affect how it tastes. Red-colored drinks seem to taste sweeter for some people, and people are pretty bad at tasting flavors when the color of a drink doesn’t match its flavor. [url]
- Adults and infants may perceive colors very differently — with babies seeing colors directly, but adults seeing colors based on language interpretations. Interestingly, some Russian speakers may be able to see more shades of blue than English speakers. [url]
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