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Do we see | colour the same?

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Yes - our biology is similar enough that we can generalise when describing how we all see colour.

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No - colour symbolises different things for different cultures and religions, and this can change over time.

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Maybe - colour is an unchanging physical property of light but is this the whole story?

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No - conditions such as colour blindness make a difference. Plus what about the diverse visual systems of other animals?

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  • faedaulby
    Who named the colours? What if blue is actually red and colourblind people actually see the right colours.
    21 Nov 2019
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  • tristan
    We are all taught that CertainColours are called certain things, but whose to say that what I perceive AsBlue is red to someone else? IYGWIM
    7 Dec 2018
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  • chloe
    how do you describe colour if you didnt know what it is called? i litrally just realised that...
    14 Oct 2018
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  • xjoanne.mc
    Question - According to the statistics I read, 8% of males are colourblind, while only 0.5% of women are. Is there a scientific reason?
    2 Oct 2018
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  • xjoanne.mc
    An example: someone thinks a top is blue, another perceives it as green. Among science, our own perception is controlled by our judgement.
    2 Oct 2018
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  • horderdisorder
    yeah blue is taught us to be blue but if we learned it as red the red would be blue
    10 Jun 2018
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  • dani
    I don't know what you can see, but how would you express that to me...
    22 May 2018
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  • dani
    I mean, we have common names for most colours which most peope recognise, but obviously everyone is different so,
    22 May 2018
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  • define wrong
    How do we know? What I see as blue, may look like how I see red to you, and I can't ever really know...
    20 May 2018
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  • jay
    Not only do visual systems and cultural attitudes mean that we see colour differently, but there is no real description for colour!
    26 Mar 2018
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