Color IQ

My wife and I have a tendency to listen to public radio, essentially whatever our local NPR affiliate plays which also includes a number of Public Radio International shows and other local shows too. Some of our favorite weekend shows are Radiolab and This American Life.

This week’s RadioLab was a replay of an older episode about color. “Our world is saturated in color, from soft hues to violent stains. How does something so intangible pack such a visceral punch? This hour, in the name of science and poetry, Jad and Robert tear the rainbow to pieces.”

Apparently a group has done research on various creatures and determined from their eyes what color ranges they can see. Monkeys, for example can’t see red. During the process it was mentioned that many people have the physical ability to see more colors but lack the psychological ability.

Which brings me to ColorIQ. Kelly tested first, and she scored 4 (with 0 being the best, and an as yet undetermined low). My mum tested and scored 61, followed by another friend who also scored 4. Tonight I did mine and scored 15! I’ll take that as “not bad”!

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