Mar
10
2015

What the Blue/Black/White/Gold Dress Tells Us About How We View Color

Why We Perceive Color Differently Left: Original Image, Mid: Image is white balanced to look white and gold. Right: Image is white balanced to look blue and black. Unless you've been stuck at sea for the past two weeks, then you've definitely seen the dress that went viral on the internet last week and felt some form of anger at others who think that the dress is the wrong color. But what color is the dress really? And why do so many of us see something else? The answers may surprise you.  The dress is actually blue and black. Hate to be the one to break it to you. However many of us can't see that in the photo because our brains proces... [More]
Nov
1
2014

Winsor and Newton Helps Disabled Artists Create Mind Art with their Brains

Chinese 'Mind Art' Project Raises Awareness for Disabled Rights    Image via huffingtonpost.com Winsor & Newton, a fine arts materials supplier founded in 1832 has always been dedicated to the mix of science and art and is now using that blend of interests to help raise awareness for an underrepresented subset of people. There is an estimated 83 million Chinese people with Disabilities who have access to very little national support. To raise awareness and support, Winsor & Newton teamed up with artist Jody Xiong. The project is called 'Mind Art', art and science mingle as mental prowess and self expression are used to crea... [More]
Jul
15
2014

Making Art Can Change Your Brain for the Better Says Science

New Research Shows that Making Art Helps Improve Brain Functions Painting by Belle Yang It is often said "age before beauty", but a recent study says that creating beauty and art may just help you in aging. According to a recent study conducted in Germany suggests that those that make art on a regular basis are helping different areas of their brain work better together.  The Test A recent study conducted on a newly retired group of people tested people before and after a ten week course where recently retired people aged 62-70 were entered into a group that created art hands on and a group that appreciated and critiqued art. The study ... [More]

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