ICS 61 – Light, Color, and the Mind Light Thank you, Mr. Newton Color Wheel Isaac Newton’s Color Circle Color Perception Rods and Cones • But actually, color is determined by our brain, not our eyes. • (And not by the frequency of the light waves hitting our eyes.) • People with very different quantities of cones perceive the same colors. • The same color perception can be caused by different spectra of light. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/10/051026082313.htm And, illusions The squares marked A and B are the same shade of gray. http://web.mit.edu/persci/people/adelson/checkershadow_illusion.html The squares marked A and B are the same shade of gray. http://web.mit.edu/persci/people/adelson/checkershadow_illusion.html http://brainden.com/color-illusions.htm http://brainden.com/color-illusions.htm http://brainden.com/color-illusions.htm Pink? Fuschia? Magenta? https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=S9dqJRyk0YM Color perception, like games and like all of art and much of life, is an experience.