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Tumblr Breaks Down Color Theory

Yay, the big brains at Tumblr take us down a rabbit hole where we learn more about what's going on with this crazy thing called color theory. 

Tumblr breaks down color theory | memewhore So our local children's hospital re- cently redecorated, but not too sure they really thought things out gildatheplant Literally any other colour would've been better choice guys.
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Tumblr Thread: Magenta Is Fake, Our Brains Are Tripping

Oh Tumblr, there you go again. This kind of puts magenta's existence in a tight spot. Apparently, our brains are tripping out and magenta doesn't actually exist. That's fun. Whether magenta exists or not, whatever we are seeing as "magenta" is wonderful, and appreciated. Apparently, magenta is an example of how our brains interpret two different colors that are at opposite ends of the spectrum. Groovy. 

Tumblr thread calls out magenta for being an impossible shade of pink | rb this with ur opinion on this shade pink | inkwingart This is magenta, and not pink. Unlike pink, magenta doesn't actually exist. Our brain just invents magenta serve as considers logical bridge between red and violet, which each exist at opposite ends linear spectrum. TL;DR this color is fake and also hate | achromic-red-dreams-doze-angrily is magenta real ALL IMAGES NEWS MAPS VIDEOS Violet and red two components magenta,
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Tumblr Thread: Magenta Isn't A Real Color

Some Tumblr threads do a phenomenal job at taking our brains on wild and unexpected brain trips. For instance, this thread that suggests that the color magenta isn't actually a real color. Instead, that it's just our brains "guessing" at a color. 

Tumblr thread suggests that the color magenta does not exist | inkwingart This is magenta, and not pink. Unlike pink, magenta doesn't actually exist. Our brain just invents magenta serve as considers logical bridge between red and violet, which each exist at opposite ends linear spectrum. TL;DR this color is fake (and also hate )
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Tumblr Thread: Magenta Is The Impossible Shade Of Pink

Our brains are strange things. In this case, we get to enjoy a breakdown on how they go about perceiving what we call the color magenta. Apparently magenta is not a single color of light, but instead is how our brain perceives two different colors of light at opposing ends of the spectrum. 

Interesting Tumblr thread points out how magenta is the impossible shade of pink | inkwingart This is magenta, and not pink. Unlike pink, magenta doesn't actually exist. Our brain just invents magenta serve as considers logical bridge between red and violet, which each exist at opposite ends linear spectrum. TL;DR this color is fake and also hate
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Tumblr Thread On How Magenta Doesn't Exist

Well, we learn something new every day. In this case, we're dealing with the revelation that magenta doesn't exist, and is actually just imagined by our brains. 

Tumblr thread makes a case for why magenta doesn't actually exist | inkwingart This is magenta, and not pink. Unlike pink, magenta doesn't actually exist. Our brain just invents magenta serve as considers logical bridge between red and violet, which each exist at opposite ends linear spectrum. TL;DR this color is fake (and also hate) pococurantina can color be fake 0 shaaknaa Wait til learn about Stygean Blue pyrrhiccomedy brain is badly-designed hot mess bootstrapped chemistry will tell all
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Tumblr Thread Explains How The Color Magenta Technically Doesn't Exist

Tumblr gets in real deep sometimes. Sure, a lot of it is just memes and thought exercises, but some threads get into stuff like the historical concept of the color purple in rhyming fashion, or how modern cats became domesticated. So anyway, here's why magenta is a made up color based on your brain just doing its best.

Informative tumblr thread on how magenta and other colors are just your brain guessing.
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It may not be Kim Kardashian’s butt or a couple of runaway llamas, but a single dress seemingly broken the Internet Thursday night.

The image above was originally uploaded on February 15 to Tumblr with the following caption:

Guys please help me – is this dress white and gold, or blue and black? Me and my friends can’t agree and we are freaking the f**k out.

Simple enough question right? It’s obviously blue and gold. Mystery solved.

But wait, when you turn the photo sideways it’s actually more blue and black. The more you really think about it, maybe it’s white and gold after all.

Then your mind explodes, and the evil dress has won.

One commenter thought we needed to elevate this to a higher authority.

SPREAD THIS UNTIL IT REACHES NASA WE MUST FIND ANSWERS

The dress was trending on Twitter and Facebook by Friday morning, with people of both camps (#whiteandgold and #blackandblue) arguing their case.

Buzzfeed eventually contacted the original uploader, a woman named Caitlin McNeill. She confirmed that it was in fact the blue and black dress seen below.

It’s called the Royal-Blue Lace Detail Bodycon Dress and sells for $77.

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Although the more interesting question is, why do we all see different colors?

Wired has a good explanation of why this is happening.

Human beings evolved to see in daylight, but daylight changes color. That chromatic axis varies from the pinkish red of dawn, up through the blue-white of noontime, and then back down to reddish twilight. “What’s happening here is your visual system is looking at this thing, and you’re trying to discount the chromatic bias of the daylight axis,” says Bevil Conway, a neuroscientist who studies color and vision at Wellesley College. “So people either discount the blue side, in which case they end up seeing white and gold, or discount the gold side, in which case they end up with blue and black.”