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#thedress and the science behind it

If you’ve been on any source of social media in the past 24 hours, or listened to the radio/watched TV…You’ve probably heard about #thedress. I challenged my students today to record what colors they saw when looking at the image and then we had a discussion about the science behind it thanks to this article from Wired.

You can also learn about how our eyes work and how we see/interpret color by clicking on this image belowhoweyeswork_universitymanchester

 

So take a moment to look at this picture and vote on what colors you see!

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Feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts on this debate!

Categories:   Fun Stuff, Interactive, Science

Comments

  • Posted: February 27, 2015 22:14

    JULISSA

    OMG the first time i saw the dress it was white & gold now i see it blue and black! it looks like it changes color lol
    • Posted: March 2, 2015 14:11

      Anonymous

      I think the dress is white and gold because when i first saw the dress it was white and gold but it changed to blue and black So i think its a mind trick.
  • Posted: February 27, 2015 23:16

    leydy gonzalez

    leydy it is blue and gold
    • Posted: February 28, 2015 16:52

      sherleybellefleur

      no leydy it is blue and black
  • Posted: February 28, 2015 03:05

    erick

    Erick blue and black
  • Posted: February 28, 2015 15:49

    Kayla

    Kayla-black and blue
  • Posted: February 28, 2015 16:50

    sherleybellefleur

    sherley blue and black
  • Posted: March 1, 2015 02:43

    wildgy

    That is blue and because I went online found the company and saw that it was blue and black.I wasn't going to stop there I kelp than I saw video how the change the brightness and the constant.I heard that people are saying that they're gone color blind its just a app , its not magic
    • Posted: March 1, 2015 04:21

      Mrs_A

      Wildgy I LOVE that you took it further! Nice job researching what the issue was and tracking down the company that made the dress! Could you reply back with the link to the actual dress?
      • Posted: March 4, 2015 15:24

        wildgy

        roman originals
  • Posted: March 1, 2015 15:23

    Anonymous

    Joselyn- omg that dress is white and gold is not blue and black. You can just see it right there.
  • Posted: March 1, 2015 15:30

    Anonymous

    I disagree with you Wildge because the dress is white and gold not blue and black
    • Posted: March 2, 2015 21:35

      wildgy

      But I said blue and black
  • Posted: March 1, 2015 17:38

    erick

    I still thing it might be blue and black and I want what is it made of.
  • Posted: March 1, 2015 23:31

    Jordan

    It's gold and blue Jordan j.money_1
  • Posted: March 2, 2015 00:05

    josue dieguez

    it josue and blue and black dress it from jcrew or ann taylor made has gold stars
  • Posted: March 2, 2015 00:08

    josue dieguez

    i think it blue and black and it from ann taylor or jcrew and has gold stars on it
  • Posted: March 2, 2015 00:49

    jeremy

    it not white and gold or blue and black it akctsholly an app it like and a loushin like whan you go on instagram and you see it it one color but when you see it angin it a difrent color an that all from jeremy
  • Posted: March 2, 2015 02:46

    Anonymous

    Nieasia:I think the dress is black and blue
  • Posted: March 2, 2015 03:42

    Daniel Boakye

    Daniel- I still think it's white and gold, I just don't see the possibility of it being otherwise.
  • Posted: March 2, 2015 04:12

    Nehemie.A

    I dissaagree I think the dress is gold blue and black that's my poinion.
  • Posted: March 2, 2015 05:25

    Andy Orantes

    Andy blue and black
  • Posted: March 2, 2015 13:46

    Anonymous

    Chris-black and blue
  • Posted: March 2, 2015 13:47

    Anonymous

    Chris Blue and black
  • Posted: March 2, 2015 13:49

    Chris

    Blue and black
  • Posted: March 2, 2015 16:12

    Anonymous

    Johnny Blue & black
  • Posted: March 2, 2015 16:15

    jayz

    the dress could be blue and black
  • Posted: March 2, 2015 16:16

    jayz

    the dress could be blue and black, that what i see i hope it is because it look like a blue dress .
  • Posted: March 2, 2015 16:17

    jayz

    the dress could be blue and black, that what i see i hope it is because it look like a blue dress . jayz
  • Posted: March 2, 2015 18:13

    Anonymous

    Jason- i think the dress is blue and black
  • Posted: March 2, 2015 18:14

    Anonymous

    The colors are blue and black
  • Posted: March 2, 2015 21:53

    wildgy

    http://www.romanoriginals.co.uk/icat/dresses#esp_cf=web_colour&esp_filter_web_colour=Blue
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