Do we see the same colours?

From Dr. James Fox’s Garden Talk “What is colour?
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Most people are able to see a wide range of colors and generally agree on what we think of as the basic colors that make up the visible spectrum, such as red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.

However, there can be differences in the way individuals perceive and interpret color, which can be influenced by many factors, including differences in the way the brain processes color information, variations in the sensitivity of the individual's color receptors (known as cones) in the retina, and the presence of certain medical conditions that can affect color perception.

Other factors that can affect color perception include age, lighting conditions, and cultural background. For example, some research has shown that as people get older, their ability to perceive certain colors may decrease, while other studies have found that lighting conditions can significantly affect the way colors are perceived. Cultural background can also play a role in color perception, as different cultures may associate different meanings or significance with certain colors.

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