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What colors do you see?
« on: November 01, 2019, 09:42:44 am »
https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2015/02/27/07/TheDress3.jpg?w968

What color is this dress - white and gold or blue and black?

Apparently this was quite the meme a few years ago, but I missed it entirely. To me it looks white and gold, and I can't imagine anyone else saying different.

So what colors do you see? I'm curious what the ratio will be...


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Re: What colors do you see?
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2019, 09:51:59 am »
See, I have no clue how you don't see blue and black.

This picture is so bizarre.
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Re: What colors do you see?
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2019, 09:54:09 am »
powder blue and a sort of dark mustard.


Re: What colors do you see?
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2019, 10:15:08 am »
oh not this shit again...


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Re: What colors do you see?
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2019, 10:15:15 am »
i'm colourblind. so fcuk knows


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Re: What colors do you see?
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2019, 11:42:35 am »
It's blue and black.

What's the trick? Or are you pulling my leg?


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Re: What colors do you see?
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2019, 11:52:23 am »
It's blue and black.

What's the trick? Or are you pulling my leg?

I know it sounds insane, but some people actually see white and gold.

Really.
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Re: What colors do you see?
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2019, 11:54:30 am »
Oh no.... This even has its own place in wikipedia. It is known as The Dress

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_dress


Re: What colors do you see?
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2019, 11:58:28 am »
I showed it to some of my students.

One girl saw white and gold, came back a few minutes later and saw black and blue. She was pretty spooked. I looked it up, apparently a small number of people actually see both.


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Re: What colors do you see?
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2019, 12:47:35 pm »
     Whichever you see first really just depends on how strongly your brain processes contextual visual information.

    Looking at color values on my monitor with photoshop, the dress is clearly blue and black.

     Looking at the interactions between colours and lighting, and being familiar with how photographs depict objects in different lighting conditions, an observer would assume the dress is white and gold. However, people from cultures that aren't familiar with photos and realistic paintings would not. They'd only see blue and black.


There are a lot of optical illusions that use this kind of dichotomy between real and perceived/expected imagery.
   Here's a pretty popular one that I've used in my Optical Illusion themed class:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9Sen1HTu5o


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Re: What colors do you see?
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2019, 12:57:01 pm »
It's blue and black.

What's the trick? Or are you pulling my leg?

I know it sounds insane, but some people actually see white and gold.

Really.

I do, it's more of a bluish/shadowy white, but white and gold is what I see.


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Re: What colors do you see?
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2019, 01:25:30 pm »
Technically black isn't a real colour, It refers to absence of light. So unless you're in a black hole, you will always be looking at another colour. In this case a shade of brown.   


Re: What colors do you see?
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2019, 01:58:28 pm »
Haha, I remember this!

I see blue and gold. If I squat down so that I have to look up at my computer screen, I see blue and black.


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Re: What colors do you see?
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2019, 05:30:47 pm »
Still see white and gold.

Iím more concerned about yanni or laurel


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Re: What colors do you see?
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2019, 11:57:59 pm »
Either people are.b.s.ing,...

Or color perceptions vary significantly.

I know white and gold and they ain't in that pic (no one had ever questioned my color perception offline but suddenly blue and black isn't blue and black?

WHAT is going on here?!


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Re: What colors do you see?
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2019, 01:36:25 am »
This time, on my black face phone, in the dark, dark mode, I see blue and black.

The first time I saw it, in a well lit office on a monitor... I saw gold/white.


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Re: What colors do you see?
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2019, 09:03:17 pm »
White and gold.