Is this dress Black and Blue or White and Gold?
Black and Blue
Side Score: 9
White and Gold
Side Score: 9
I once watched a training video while employed at a medical facility to test our critical observation.
People with yellow and white T shirts we're passing a ball to each other and we were asked to count how many times the white's held the ball.
At the end of the video we all had about the same number then the trainer asked how many of us saw the gorilla.....?
What gorilla we asked....?
He replayed the video and there it was half way through someone dressed in a gorilla suit danced through the group and none of us saw it.
With that in mind to each individual this dress could be any of these colours.?
Side: Black and Blue
You're colour blind.
Could you link me to the specific disorders that cause white-blue or gold-black colorblindness? I'm pretty sure it doesn't work that way.
Strictly speaking, upon scrutiny, the 'white/blue' portion looks like a very pale blue upon scrutiny, but is certainly closer to 'white' than it is to 'blue.' Again, with the image linked in this article, looked at directly on my flat panel monitor, with the color temperature and intensity settings that I am using.
A different model monitor, the same model monitor with different color temperature/intensity settings, the same model monitor with the same settings that is older or newer, the same exact monitor viewed from different angles- all of these will give a different overall image.
Side: White and Gold
this crap is everywhere now. personally i see white and gold and that has not changed. here is what i found out:
1. i go to school so everyone i encountered was around the same age, yet there was about a 50-50 split amongst who saw what, so i dont think the idea that something in the eyes was deteriorating to make older people less sensitive to colour. i also asked older and younger people than i and still i got the same spread.
2. ive looked at this photo with a variety of effects (iphone effects) but this photo does not change to blue and black which is apparently the colours of the dress when deconstructed in photoshop and in other pictures. so it may not be anything particularly special about the colours themselves. (previously i had an idea it was a colour that didnt exist and our brain was substituting the closest existing colour. this is not the case)
3. ive tried looking at this photo in different lightings and at different angles, but to no change so it isnt the angle you look at it or the light intensity of your surroundings.
4. it is hard to believe that half the population is colour blind so that is probably not the case. even so: got people to look in the background of the photo and got a singular opinions. havent really heard of white-blue colour blindness anyway.
5. made people who have not previously seen the photo describe the colour of an individual part of the photo which contained virtually one colour only for both 'white' and 'gold' parts before asking the colours of the composite picture, but i still got a spread of blue and black, white and gold. however at the very least the colour they see on the composite dress is consistent with the individual colours described.
6. i had myself (with both a short and long sighted eye), people with glasses and people without glasses describe the colour, but to the same 50-50 spread amongst them.
7. i had everyone view this picture on the same screen, and still got the same spread. so it is not any particular screen setup or display property.
8. a few people (somewhat rare) see one colour then switch to seeing the other later, but i performed 1-7 on them with no change during that period of 1-7.
conclusion: not really anything left to conclude, ive tried to disprove virtually everything. but i think, despite 8, that this is to do with the brain rather than anything physiological. it seems that once a colour is chosen maybe due to individual sensitivity to different colours it will tend to stick that way (where switchers maybe have no particular tendency towards either colour). i think the blue-gold spread is more important than differentiating gold and black because i think the overlay of 'choosing' white affects the black-brown to turn lighter (gold).
an experiment i have not tried and would really like to see is that the picture is printed and shown under different colours of light.
maybe that will help provide a solution?
Side: White and Gold