Tuesday, February 12, 2008

See a Whole New World!

Sometimes I run across a website that changes the way I think about things. Try this one. Vischeck.com simulates how three kinds of colorblindness affect perceptions of the world.

You'll need to have a very colorful picture in your Pictures file or available online to use for the experience.

The site also includes a tool to correct for colorblindness, and a link to a site showing how babies see things.

Fascinating. I always thought red/green colorblindness meant that someone couldn't tell the difference between the two. I guess I thought that resulted in seeing random reds and greens. Duh.