I have often wondered if we all see things in the same way or if they are different for each of us. I know that our versions of an event would all differ simply because we each bring our own perceptions, values, ideals and views to the discussion; but do we actually SEE things differently? Is my sight giving me a different picture than your sight?
I’m pretty sure that we see colour differently – how else can I explain my husband’s complete lack of taste when it comes to decorating! So I decided to see if there was any information about this on the web. And when I started searching I found that research proves it. Or does it? I am concerned that much of what we are dealing with is being explained by ‘science’ and I use that word very loosely. Is there more to seeing colour than just this gene?
Color, Art and the Mind tells us there is more to this than meets the eye, that even our sense of colour and sight is affected by the way in which we interpret our world (or not as the case may be).
Even better is the explanation at the Godbit project states:
“Color has three major components:
Source of light
Object receiving the light
Viewer or receptor of color
If one of these components changes, the entire appearance of color will change.”
So it just goes to show that my husband and his lack of colour sense will never really understand, or comprehend why pink, red and orange look so wonderful together on the dress I bought for that friend’s party last Saturday.
(Image courtesy: garageband)