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How did you score?
0-2 32%  32%  [ 28 ]
3-4 15%  15%  [ 13 ]
5-7 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
8-9 7%  7%  [ 6 ]
10-14 11%  11%  [ 10 ]
15-19 11%  11%  [ 10 ]
20-24 6%  6%  [ 5 ]
25-50 9%  9%  [ 8 ]
over 50 7%  7%  [ 6 ]
Total votes : 88
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 Post subject: Re: How Well Do You See Color?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:57 am 
Barbra Voltaire wrote:
Many men have physiological issues with color perception.
It would have been more interesting to make 2 polls based on sex.


Yes. It may be, too, that there is a racial vector. 'Colour blindness' seems to have an element of genetic heritability. Many animals appear to have no or only a weak sense of colour discrimination.

Also, there is a fascinating speculation that the Ancient Greeks may have had some form of mass colour blindness. This is based on the 'way-off' colour decriptions used by many of the great Greek writers and accepted as normal by their audiences. There is the line in Homer's poetry that describes the sea as 'wine-dark'. If one thinks about it, the colour *saturation* of deep, clear sea water can appear similar to the colour saturation of a full-bodied Mediterranean red wine - though of course the colour hue is entirely different. No one doubts the accuracy with which Homer set his perceptions into writing. How, other than that his audiences generally shared with him (and other such Greek writers) a distorted colour perception, can one account for for such a 'way-off' description? For any interested, there's an interesting paper here, http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/exchange/node/61 that provides several more examples.


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Or, there is also the possibility that Homer was able to recognize color more acutely than we are.
Think about it.... 8)

I understand that the Japanese distinctly recognize two colors between blue and violet, which they do NOT describe as bluish violet and violetish blue. :wink:


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I got home from work and at home I could access the site :)
Test done on a Dell D630 laptop, Win7 and Google Chrome.
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i did it again with more attention and i got 0 =D> :wink:

Barbra thanks for the quiz it was interesting. maybe we should do an IQ test too :mrgreen: last time i checked my IQ was 120

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It will also be interesting to see how many of the low scorers (below 4) grade diamonds for a living.
Diamond graders have to make these minuscule comparisons daily.
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maybe we should do an IQ test too


Oh, that might just get depressing. :wink:


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scored 0 but only at home........ i think i have some troubles on the 2nd monitor at work, in previous 2 tests i scored 15 and 10........ :roll:

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I think a lot depends on the quality of one's monitor.
I'm using a Mac and the determination seemed very straightforward.


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Barbra Voltaire wrote:
Or, there is also the possibility that Homer was able to recognize color more acutely than we are.
Think about it.... 8)

I understand that the Japanese distinctly recognize two colors between blue and violet, which they do NOT describe as bluish violet and violetish blue. :wink:


Fair enough.... Differently gifted? :D

Whatever, there have been several isolated and therefore inbred communities identified in the last hundred years in which colour blindness had become the rule rather than the exception. It is not that remarkable if the Ancient Greeks were to have been another such community - if a much older one than any other we are aware of.


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Barbra Voltaire wrote:
It will also be interesting to see how many of the low scorers (below 4) grade diamonds for a living.
Diamond graders have to make these minuscule comparisons daily.


This engineer got a 4 8) Maybe I should think about a career change :D

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This is the first time I've taken any kind of color test - I got a 4. Apparently my trouble lies between green and blue.

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It will also be interesting to see how many of the low scorers (below 4) grade diamonds for a living.


I noticed in reading online that some levels of appraisal certification require you to take a color test - is this the same sort of thing?

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I noticed in reading online that some levels of appraisal certification require you to take a color test - is this the same sort of thing?

Yes, it is similar. The Munsell Color Test is just done physically, not virtually:
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What a fun test :D I scored a 3 and my problem area was right in the middle, blue/green I guess?


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Would a score of 50 make me more of a man :lol:


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Would a score of 50 make me more of a man :lol:

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