Finally, an explanation to put the dress debate of the century to rest! After the Internet exploded with people weighing in on whether a dress was black and blue or white and gold, a new cartoon surfaced which explains why people are perceiving different colors.
The world will make much more sense after seeing this illustration. A cartoon posted by XKCD explains the science behind the mind-boggling dress‘ color confusion. People are standing by their beliefs of seeing either a black and blue or a white and gold dress, and now the illustration simply explains why.
‘The Dress’ Explanation: Cartoon Explains Why People See Different Colors
The XKCD cartoon puts the original, overexposed image of the dress in the center and adjusts the light on each side. It aims to explain that our brains auto-adjust to the color we see based on the amount of light around the dress.
In the cartoon, the dress colors are the same on both sides, but the backgrounds, or rather the lighting, are completely different. On the left, we have a blue lit room where the dress appears white and gold, and then on the right, a yellow lit room where the dress appears to be blue and black.
Bottom line is, some people’s brains perceive the original image to be lit by blue light while others perceive it to be lit by yellow light. So basically, we’re judging the color of the light we see which allows us to formulate the color of the dress in our minds. We know, crazy!
The Dress: Model Laura Coleman Reveals Whether It’s White & Gold Or Blue & Black
We finally learned the dress’ true colors after model Laura Coleman, who modeled it for a UK fashion brand, revealed the true colors to be blue and black.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you finally understand how the dress is two different colors? Which did you originally see? Tell us below!
— Julianne Ishler