Friday, February 27, 2015
Blue Black White Gold and RIP
"You're out of your mind, Bones! The dress....is clearly... blue... and black!!" - Kirk
"Dammit Jim, I'm a doctor not a fashion designer, but the dress is clearly white and gold"
"Light enters the eye through the lens—different wavelengths corresponding to different colors. The light hits the retina in the back of the eye where pigments fire up neural connections to the visual cortex, the part of the brain that processes those signals into an image. Critically, though, that first burst of light is made of whatever wavelengths are illuminating the world, reflecting off whatever you’re looking at. Without you having to worry about it, your brain figures out what color light is bouncing off the thing your eyes are looking at, and essentially subtracts that color from the “real” color of the object."
RIP Leonard Nimoy
(and thanks for the explanation Jay Neitz, a neuroscientist at the University of Washington.)
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