posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 05:38 AM
It's all about the RGB man!
I wonder what role's geometry play in regards to RGB waves being reflected from:
Super Blue Berry: The Natural World’s Most Intense Color
Oh wait, answered my own question lol.
The Mystery of Circular Polarization
As seen above, the same cross-section of a berry produces circular polarized light that spirals to the left (figure A) and to the right (figure B).
(In figure C, they're combined.) Why a berry should produce any circular polarized light at all, however, is an open question.
As best as scientists know, only one creature -- strange, sea-dwelling crustaceans called mantis shrimps -- can see CPL wavelengths. Their appearance
in this terrestrial berry could hint at as-yet-unidentified powers of perception: Perhaps insects or birds or some other African animal can perceive
CPL, and for whatever reason the berries benefit from detection. Or maybe CPL is simply a side effect of cellulose layers arranged to generate optimal
shades of visible colors.
"We don't know the answer," Steiner said.
I want answers!
@happykat39: The re's a lot of cool stuff on TED in regards to synesthesia, visuospatial memory, place cells and plasticity... for the most part, if
you are to youtube "TED Brain", it will provide many of the videos I'm referencing.
I find the most interesting part is, what happens in the brain after presented with a stimuli.
Check out synesthesia if you're not familiar, it's amazing stuff.
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