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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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  • aivilo
    -what we’ve been taught. We can only truly speak from our own perspective, so we have no way to actually know if others see differently
    13 Jun 2021
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  • aivilo
    I might see blue as one representation of the way the light refracts, but a friend may see blue as orange but call it blue, since that is -
    13 Jun 2021
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  • aivilo
    How can we truly know if we all see the colours on the spectrum the same way as the person beside us - both physically and philosophically?-
    13 Jun 2021
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  • savannahjasmine
    -Can see colours differently to other animals and humans
    20 Feb 2021
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  • savannahjasmine
    Depending on conditions and whether you are an animal or not we can all see colour differently. It has been scientifically proven that dogs-
    20 Feb 2021
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  • jeffthepotato4life
    I think that most people can see the same colour but not people who r color blind. If u said to a kid blue was orange they would believe you
    1 Nov 2020
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  • xo.amaraxo
    generation those colour swaps would become normal and those colours would just have different names but not a different colour.
    13 May 2020
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  • xo.amaraxo
    also if you had a child and told them that orange was blue they (up to a certain age) would believe you and if you did this with a whole....
    13 May 2020
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  • xo.amaraxo
    we've all been told that red is red but to other people red to us could be blue to them there's no way of knowing but its fun to think about
    13 May 2020
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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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