Blue or White Dress? Why We See Colors Differently
In viral debate over dress’ true color, scientists explain why our brains see objects differently.
By now, just about everyone who’s paying attention knows the dress is really royal blue and black.
A viral debate on social media, which began Thursday night, continued Friday about whether a dress worn recently to a Scottish wedding was actually blue and black or white and gold.
For those who see white, it’s still tough to wrap their heads around the idea that their color perception is so totally off.
Many resort to denial.
After taking another look at the dress, though, Rizzo didn’t buy his own explanation.
“Seeing this dramatic difference strikes me as very odd,” he said, struggling himself to see anything but white and gold. “Maybe there were two women at the same party wearing similar dresses.”
“These phenomenon are well