The Dress Debate

Various cues send messages to the brain that allow us to see colors differently.
1:41 | 02/28/15

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Write your final answer it started last night kept going all day today the debate over this dress whiter gold. Blue or black or black and blue so why did we all see it so differently here's ABC's Liz Davis. Really that's what's black blue or lower gold and white and has us debating all over as seen in the we were when. It all started with this post online Thursday night asking that simple question what colors EC and address we found the debate raging in the streets today area you know right. A yellow annoy for sure. Well my wife that Lou. Married couples squaring off. But UC look I'm black and it. Generally. Work I digress on her as always the devil's in the details but the answer we went straight to the experts what's going on here with the stress. Depending on how each of us are looking at the photographs were heating up on different is that Dan album. A lot out our brain to process the colored and a certain way and. Doctor David ultimately says our brains all perceived color and light differently our brains are like the white balance it a camera. Try it out for yourself pull up photo on your own phone go to edit than play around with the brightness does that make a difference. And those skeptics still out their we tracked down the address all the way over in London England today each person in the back of the shop. The answer as clear. As black and white or industries black and blue Lindsey Davis ABC news New York. Unbelievable all of the husband is and my wife saw it differently thank you for watching her in a Friday night and we'll all be watching Diane report later tonight on 20/20 until.

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