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Does Color Exist In The Dark?

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"Basket with Six Oranges by Vincent Van Gogh

Color doesn't exist on its own.

A red rose will look different to me than it does to you. It will also look different to a pigeon, who can see way more shades and tints than most humans can see. Remember the 2015 debate over the dress? Gold & white,  blue & black or yes, some saw brown & light purple. 

Color is relative and contradictory.

No matter our biology, it's hard for us to separate color from the social codes we attach to it and the context in which we see it. Blue is so strongly linked to sadness that it has come to represent the feeling itself, not just an adjective used to describe it. Yet, it's also the color of the Democratic Party and the color of transcendance in some religions.

Color is deeply intertwined with our perceptions of race, gender, politics, and emotion.

Today we try and understand the fundamental nature of color - if we can. 

Also this hour: we talk to two tetrachromats!

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show. 

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