Monthly Archives: September 2010

Did you know…

…that…¬†Magenta Ain’t A Colour?

A nice bit of odd science from Liz Elliot.

It turns out that the block below is not a regular colour (wavelength of light), but a clever thing your brain has done, especially for you. Nice.

Magenta!

Of course, that is true for all colours, they are projections from our brains onto the world. The world itself has no colour, only common EM signatures we recognise and label with what we call ‘colour’. Gotta admire the brain, really.