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originally posted by: Serdgiam
a reply to: NoRulesAllowed
Yeah, that was all kind of the point of my post!
She doesn't see much difference between the pics and neither do I. Yet, the experience itself is quite a bit different (supposedly).
Its really quite interesting, with a tinge of irony in that I could recreate the pictures and also claim 'That is how my world looks.'
That said, I looked again on a more capable monitor, and could see the difference in the monkey pic. A tablet screen at the lowest brightness possible isnt that great for color reproduction. The others still look about the same though.
originally posted by: NoRulesAllowed
That topic actually led me to research color blindness yesterday for some hours, this sure is a VERY interesting subject.
We could assume that while you and other "color-blind" people have one less cone that you are indeed able to perceive MORE differences in the pic which looks more or less "mono-chromatic" to me, simply because YOUR brain is trained to see those differences with only two cones. Don't know.
But WHAT I know is that if that lady has indeed a fourth one, means she can literally perceive colors we can NOT...that this is literally "un-imaginable"...and I don't think her art could convey this since her art of course also can only work with those colors we know. (I would probably have the same problem "explaining" colors such as red or green to you, I am not even sure whether it can be explained at all).
originally posted by: galadofwarthethird
a reply to: Jennyfrenzy
So yes like the person in the link says there is some training involved, and if she did not train herself through her art to see more colors then she would not be able to see them even if she had Dichromat. Its like everything else in life the more you do it the better you get at it, and the less you do it the more it fades away. Like the old saying goes, use it or lose it. Its pretty much an aspect of everything in life.
originally posted by: Aleister
The human brain is surely capable of seeing such colors, it's just that most of us don't do it all the time like this woman does. There are certain religious substances in native cultures, or so I've heard and read, that cause colors to show up like this, so if the brain is capable of it in those situations then maybe a legal substance will eventually be invented and marketed. It would be interesting to visit a major art museum with her type of vision, for example.
But WHAT I know is that if that lady has indeed a fourth one, means she can literally perceive colors we can NOT...that this is literally "un-imaginable"...and I don't think her art could convey this since her art of course also can only work with those colors we know.