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How guys and girls see colors

Как мужчины и женщины видят цвета

Any woman who is frustrated by her husband’s inability to choose her clothes is well aware that men and women perceive colors differently . According to a new study, the brains of men and women process color information a little differently.

This means that if a man and a woman show an orange, it will seem to a man "more red" than a woman. Similarly, members of a strong half of humanity see grass a little more yellow, and women greener. And the differences don't end there.

As the experiments of scientists from the University of New York showed, it is difficult for men to distinguish the smallest shades of yellow, green and blue. This is not too serious a disadvantage, however, this means that the choice of a shade of paint for walls is best to entrust a woman.

Scientists from the University of New York received very intriguing results from an experiment in which men and women were shown flashes of light and asked to name the colors they saw. All participants in the experiment had normal vision, none of them suffered from color blindness - this feature is much more common in men than in women.

According to one of the researchers, Professor Israel Abramov ( Israel Abramov ), differences in the perception of color by different sexes cannot be explained by differences in the structure of the eye. Thus, the answer must be how the brain, under the influence of the hormone testosterone, processes and perceives signals from the organs of vision.

The professor, who called the differences in perception of color "insignificant, but really existing," added: "We assume that testosterone plays a major role here, whose action leads to the formation of several different neural connections in the case of men . "

However, a professor cannot say with certainty how serious and important the differences between male and female vision are in the real world, outside the laboratory.

Meanwhile, the differences between women and men are not limited to vision. According to the journal Biology of Sex Differences, previously conducted studies have proven that women have the best hearing, as well as better distinguish between smells and tastes.

However, there is also an area in which men are leading.

Experiments show that men are better able to detect small details of moving objects - in the distant past, this property probably helped our ancestors to become good hunters. In the modern world, this property can be especially useful when watching television broadcasts of football matches.