The Dress that Made Us See Our Differences

#TheDress

#TheDress

#TheDress, as it has now become referred to all through the stratospheres of social media, has caused worldwide debate as visions collide. Some see white and gold, some say black and blue…  The really interesting thing is the reason underlying these different points of view.  The reason behind this phenomenon is, like most things, science.

Our vision is the result of light entering through they lens and different wavelengths are interpreted as different colours.  When the light meets the retina at the back of the eye, pigments send neuro signals to the visual cortex, the part of the brain responsible for processing the signals into an image.  However, it’s the wavelengths bouncing off the object of your vision, the reflections of light on the object and not the object itself that cause the colours we see.  Evidently, as the dress has shown us, this leaves lots of room for a loss in translation or different interpretations.  Whatever way you look at it!

So this dress is proof that colour interpretation is subjective but if you must know the objective true colours of this dress it are blue and black and may be purchased at online boutique Roman. The next question is why such a trivial debate spread like wildfire across the internet at such lightening speed. The answer to this question of course could be much more simple; everybody likes to express their point of view.

 

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