Anyway, enough of that, I just want to jump straight into this post and introduce the first in an ongoing series of posts called Food For Though (FFT), basically that means I will be occasionally posting things that get me thinking, and hopefully get you thinking too. Lets go.
So I’ve been wondering this for a long time; Do we all see colors the same?
To give you a better understanding of what i mean, think about this; ever since you were born your family have been telling you what color is what, right? How do you know when someone tells you something is red, if they’re seeing the same color as you? What if red, to them, actually looks blue?
See, the thing about color is, you can’t actually describe it without using other colors, or other things that are that color.
There was recently a study conducted by the City University of New York which resulted in the findings that men and women see things such as rapid movements and HUE changes differently. This has led me to believe my theory even more, especially if it affects different sexes.
And since this study, I’ve thought about it more and now wonder if it could just affect the opposite sex, perhaps that is the reason most girls tend to like the colors purple and pink.. maybe to them, that is their blues and reds.
Now, I know what you’re thinking; “But wouldn’t doctors and other medical people have known if this was true considering all the cadavers they dissect?”
The answer is no, because for one, the brain is the organ that reads the information your eyes are sending it and deciphers it and the brain is the thing we know the least about. Two, it was not a medical experiment conducted at the University of New York, it was a survey of a large group of people who were shown moving and/or changing images.
Another question you might ask is; “If women do see pinks and purples as red and blue, why does everyone still view them as a girly color?”
Well that one is simple too, it’s because we, as a human race, have been feeding it to the minds of all children, giving them pink or blue toys based on their gender, and now as grown people, they still like that color because that’s what they were given as a child.
I am not limiting this to the opposite sex though, it’s more likely to be anyone and everyone on earth with this anomaly because everyone’s neurons fire randomly and in a much different pattern than most other people, this allows the brain to decide what color looks like what for you.
One other thing; there have also been tests done about certain colors provoking different emotions, such as light blue inspiring kindness and dark orange provoking violence or hostility, that one is simple too, since your brain is deciphering the correct light wavelength from your eyes and transforming it, it is possible that what you understand to be a specific color, could still provoke the correct emotional reaction, because it is the wavelength of certain colors that play the part in emotional response, not the appearance of the color itself.
Although this may not be the case, it is possible and it does make you think and that’s what im aiming at. In any case, this is just some food for your mind and I hope you enjoyed it, see you next time.
P.S: to any readers from a while back; I managed to get the majority of my posts back, except for the ones that included code, if you happen to remember any of the codes that belong there, please feel free to let me know, as I have almost completely forgotten them.