the property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way the object reflects or emits light.

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Are 1 in 12 men color blind?

The Colour Blind Awareness website claims that: Colour (color) blindness (colour vision deficiency, or CVD) affects approximately 1 in 12 men (8%) and 1 in 200 women in the world. This claim ...
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Should I refrain from putting my clothes to dry outside on a full moon?

This website (French) explains: N'étendez jamais votre linge de couleur un soir de pleine lune. En effet, ces nuits sont plus froides que les autres et font poindre une rosée contenant du peroxyde ...
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Did Google's analysis of 41 shades of blue lead to 200 million dollars in extra revenue a year? [closed]

I was torn between posting this on Cross Validated, User Experience, or here, but here goes: Many have heard about how Google, not wanting to rely on the hunches of designers, tested 41 shades of ...
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Is yellow the most conspicuous color?

It is often claimed that yellow (or a particular hue of yellow or yellow-green) is the most conspicuous color. This supposed fact is used in many industries from safety to advertising. This reasoning ...
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Does painting a room pink make it calming?

It is sometimes suggested that pink is a soothing color. For example, About.com says: Pink is thought to have a calming effect. One shade known as "drunk-tank pink" is sometimes used in ...
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Do colors change your mood? [closed]

In 2012, the Painters of Louisville published an infographic about the Psychology of Color: It makes a number of claims about how seeing certain colors may effects on your mood and physiology. Some ...
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Could people perceive the color blue in ancient times?

This article claims that no ancient language anywhere in the world had the word for "blue", that for instance Homer described the sea as "wine-dark", and that the color blue has only appeared more ...
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Is this dress blue and black in colour?

Buzzfeed, and other social media, are buzzing about this image: When I see this image, I can only see a gold and white dress. However, others claim that the dress is actually black and blue in ...
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Can one's favorite color accurately predict one's personality?

There are couple of websites that claim that one's favorite color accurately predicts one's personality. For example; http://www.empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com/personality-color.html ...
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Does the color red have measurable psychological effects? [closed]

In answering a question about the effects of viewing different colors, I wanted to make a claim about the psychological effects of the color red – specifically the popular belief that it causes ...
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Do colour-blind people see through certain kinds of camouflage?

I found this claim in Unweaving the Rainbow by Richard Dawkins. This is the Google Books link to the relevant page. Nobody knows whether or how this benefits them, but it may be suggestive that ...
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Do the effects of Chromotherapy have support in scientific literature?

The above mentioned picture made it to my Facebook feed. While it doesn't sound unreasonable that there can be a psychological effect of some colors, I got a bit skeptical regarding the claim that ...
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Does wearing red give an advantage in competitive sport?

Inspired by two recent questions about colour ( Is there a relationship between yellow and moods?) and sport ( Is playing sport at your 'home ground' a benefit? ) I thought the following ...
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Is there a relationship between yellow and moods?

A commonly held belief in visual arts and graphic design is that colours communicate specific moods. Let's concentrate on the colour yellow, for example here: The color yellow gives one a warm ...
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Does the color red make you hungrier?

I'll quote something I found by googling red hungry: A variety of colors can trigger hunger. The most influential colors in terms of food are: red, orange, yellow. [...] A color psychologist ...