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Why everyone is asking 'what colour is this dress?'

UCL in the media

27 February 2015

Explaining why people may perceive different colours in a photograph, Dr Beau Lotto (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) says: "the brain has evolved not to see absolutes, but to see the difference between things." Read: BBC News, More: Times (£), Listen: BBC 5 live '5 live Drive' (from 28 mins 40 secs), BBC World Service 'The Newsroom' (from 20 mins 54 secs), BBC Radio Scotland 'Newsdrive' (from 33 mins 10m secs)