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  1. Well, let's try to answer it.

    First, let's analyze the physiology of color.

    A newborn child has high-contrast vision, which means that it simply distinguishes between light and dark objects. The child is able to distinguish colors by the age of four months, when he sees blue (or blue), yellow, green and red.

    Speaking of blue, green and red, it is worth noting that even at the beginning of the XIX century. Thomas Jung conducted an experiment that showed that all the visible colors of the spectrum can be obtained by mixing these three basic colors.

    How does this happen in humans?

    Photons hitting the retinal receptors-cones (responsible mainly for color vision due to iodopsin) and rods (sensitive to light due to rhodopsin), cause their excitation and/or inhibition, transmitting information to the brain.

    What is the psychology of color perception?

    Color perception is biased, because the preference for a particular color is dictated by many factors:

    • age;
    • profession;
    • life experience;
    • health status;
    • mental state;
    • place and conditions of accommodation;
    • belonging to a particular culture;
    • brightness, saturation, and color change rate;
    • background color, presence of neighboring objects, illumination.
      And yet, why is this happening?

    Probably, the matter is in the origins of the origin of the human race. In those early days, two factors were crucial: day and night. During the day, the ancestor of modern man went hunting, collected berries, herbs, and built a home. At night, he devoted time to sleep, rest, and recuperation. Internal processes, such as metabolism, glandular function, etc., also proceeded accordingly.

    Lusher Color Test

    In the matter of color perception, the psychologist Max Lusher (who, by the way, died last year), who developed the Lusher color test of the same name, is very famous.

    Lusher devoted a lot of time to studying the phenomenon of visual perception. The result of his scientific research was data on the direct relationship of the psychological state of the individual with the most preferred colors.

    An interesting fact is that (according to unverified information) the Lusher test is used as an auxiliary diagnostic method for setting a medical diagnosis (heart failure, compression of brain vessels, gastrointestinal disorders).

    Objectivity of the test

    The test uses contrasting colors that serve as a clear indicator of the need for rest, emotional and physical relief (dark colors), or engaging in creative, energetic activities (light colors).

    And since the colors used are contrasting, color blindness and similar distortions usually do not interfere with passing the test.

    An interesting fact is that when the Lusher color test was passed by people who had passed the war, brown was often preferred, reflecting psychological decline and health problems. Why brown? Usually we see brown dirt, feces, etc. unpleasant things. Subsequently, certain associations appear.

    Continuing the logic, you can note the positive meaning, for example, blue – clear sky, water.

    You can try to pass the Lusher test yourself and critically evaluate the results. Fortunately, the Internet is full of links (not all of them are correct):)

    And since we have already touched on the topic of color, here on the channel we discussed the topic of using different colors in presentations.

  2. There is, don't throw stones at me, an anti-scientific version. A person has seven chakras – from muladhara to sahasrara, each of them corresponds to its own color.�

    Muladhara is red. This is health, survival, reproduction.

    Svadhisthana is orange. The sexual-emotional chakra. These are pleasures, and interpersonal relationships.

    Manipura is yellow. Will, and confidence in yourself and your abilities.

    Anahata is green. This is love, compassion, harmony.

    Vishuddha is blue. This is creativity, speech, and mastery of the word.

    Ajna is blue. This is wisdom, intuition, clairvoyance.�

    Sahasrara is purple. This is spirituality, a connection with God/the cosmos.

    From what chakra a person develops at the moment, what he pumps in himself, depends on what color he finds most attractive.

  3. A few years ago, at school, I was asking my classmates about their favorite flowers. In the end, all the guys named it black,and all the girls named it pink. I believe that stereotypes in tode society affect perception,as boys in childhood were told that black is a purely male color,and girls that pink is a female one. I grew up without a father and modet, so there was no one who would tell me this, in the end I like green.

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