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Wanna See Some Impossible Colors?

December 16, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

“Hiding in the shadows between the colors we see everyday are weird, impossible shades, colors that you shouldn’t be able to see and generally don’t…unless you know how. Here’s a simple guide to seeing impossible and imaginary colors.

Understanding a little about how humans perceive color is crucial to seeing impossible colors.

Our eyes use something called opponent process to work more efficiently. This plays upon the fact that the eye’s primary light receptors, the cones, have certain overlaps in what light wavelengths they can perceive. To save energy, our eyes measure the differences between the responses of various cones rather than figuring out each cone’s individual response.”

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