teethsoup asked: I was wrong! Last night I was on mobile and the Benham's Disk gif wasn't playing at full speed. Now I see light green and brown. Thanks anyways! :)
Ah! Good point, I noticed the speed of the gif was different on mobile, it seems on a browser the speed is better to “see” colors, nice one! :D
teethsoup asked: Uhhh I was looking at the Benham's Disk, and I don't see any colors, just black and white. (For the record, I am not at all color blind) Should I be concerned?
Absolutely not. The color effect some people see is just a property of your retina and how your visual cortex process’s the information.
All of our brains are unique and process everything a little differently. I don’t think they’ve determined why one brain “see’s” a different color as opposed to another brain.
I’d say based on your curiosity you’re brain if functioning “normally.” :D
If it helps, try not to focus on the spinning black and white, though what’s in between. Almost like you’re de-focusing your eyes. What’s amazing is your brain is reacting to data without “you” actually doing anything.
Anonymous asked: Hey do you know what the meaning of colors mean in the benhams dick or where it tells you the meaning. I tried looking it up but I come up with nothing.
That’s a great question,
I don’t believe there is a meaning behind the colors, just that our brains all work differently and “see” differently. Whatever color you do see is just a sensual effect of your retinas and how your visual cortex process’s that information.
This phenomena actually happens to each of us every day, for instance just imagine you and I are standing in a field full of different colored flowers and I turn to you and say, “I think the red one’s are the most beautiful,..” And you turn to me and say, “ahhh, I agree..”
There is absolutely no way I can know how your brain “see’s” the color red. It could be a different hue, a little brighter, darker, or maybe more orange-red then say, fire-truck red. Since we all have a basic understanding of what “red” is it’s likely and usually the case that we both understand what the other means by “red.” Though everyone “see’s” red uniquely.
We’re all walking around everyday seeing the colors in the world completely differently. :D
If you find more info let me know!