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Study reveals our perception of colour

Posted on Tuesday, 17 October, 2006 | Comment icon 4 comments


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"When we look at a banana, does our brain tell us it looks yellow, even if it isn't? A recent study shows that it does."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by InsertWittyNameHere on 17 October, 2006, 15:30
Blue isn't opposite of yellow. Violet or purple is. Otherwise, an interesting article.
Comment icon #2 Posted by jcb33 on 17 October, 2006, 17:08
Blue isn't opposite of yellow. Violet or purple is. Otherwise, an interesting article. An interesting artile, that I would disagree with, I dont instantly perceive a Bannana as yellow.... TBH I have seen more black, and green Bannanas than I have yellow...
Comment icon #3 Posted by Leliel on 18 October, 2006, 13:49
An interesting artile, that I would disagree with, I dont instantly perceive a Bannana as yellow.... TBH I have seen more black, and green Bannanas than I have yellow... I think this article is meant to mean that, what we percieve as a yellow banana is that it's ripe. That what we look for when buying banana's, is if it was black or green we'd instantly know that it's either over/under ripe and we'd pass it by without a second glance.
Comment icon #4 Posted by BandGeek_Sax420 on 19 October, 2006, 0:22
I think this article is meant to mean that, what we percieve as a yellow banana is that it's ripe. That what we look for when buying banana's, is if it was black or green we'd instantly know that it's either over/under ripe and we'd pass it by without a second glance. I think it just means we see from memory, or that memory plays a bigger role in what our mind percieves than just the light our eyes catch.


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