Friday, February 27, 2015

What Color is That Dress? S & P in today's popular culture

Fun Friday story on perception.

This week, my Facebook feed has been inundated and my students have been asking me about "THE Dress."  What color is it?  It depends on a number of factors.

To the rights is a picture that was posted on Tumblr and has gone viral. Why do some people see a gold/white dress and others see a black and blue dress?

To figure out why the different perceptions and get beyond the screaming headlines, a few scientists have been asked to weigh in.  I am linking a few articles that deal with the issues of color of the dress, lighting color(s), reflection patterns, color blindness, color constancy and more.  Enjoy!

Original Post

Buzzfeed Article

Wired Article

The Independent (with explanatory video and illusions)



From Vine

Related illusion in the io9 article

posted by Chuck Schallhorn

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