Your #Brain Playing Tricks: What #Colors Are the #Dress? @VTnews @VTresearch

Article ID: 630378

Released: 27-Feb-2015 10:05 AM EST

Source Newsroom: Virginia Tech

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    Michael Fox, a neuroscientist at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, is available to explain the color mystery of the dress that divided the Internet Thursday night.

Michael Fox, a neuroscientist at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, is available to explain the color mystery of the dress that divided the Internet Thursday night.

The black and blue dress can appear as white and gold, but our eyes aren’t playing tricks – our brains are the culprits. Previous experience pushes the brain to interpret the visual information received as a specific set of colors, according to Fox. Fox is an expert on the visual systems of the brain and how visual information is interpreted. He can be reached at (540) 526-2002 or via email at ajwh1027@vtc.vt.edu.


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