How boys and girls see colors
Any woman who was desperate by her husband’s inability to choose clothes for himself is well aware that men and women perceive colors differently . As a new study showed, the brains of men and women process color information a little differently.
This means that if a man and a woman are shown an orange, it will appear to the man “more red” than the woman. Similarly, representatives of the strong half of humanity see grass a little more yellow, and women more green. And the differences do not end there.
As the experiments of scientists from the University of New York showed, it is difficult for men to distinguish the slightest shades of yellow, green and blue. This is not a very serious drawback, however, this means that the choice of the shade of paint for the walls is best entrusted to a woman.
Scientists from the University of New York received very intriguing results when conducting 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 eyesight, 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 can not be explained by differences in the structure of the eye. Thus, the answer must be how the brain processes and perceives signals from the organs of vision under the influence of the hormone testosterone.
The professor, who called the differences in color perception “insignificant, but really existing” , added: “We assume that testosterone plays the main role here, the action of which leads to the formation of several other neural connections in the case of men . ”
However, the 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 only to vision. According to the journal Biology of Sex Differences, studies have been conducted previously that prove that women have better hearing, and also better distinguish smells and tastes.
However, there is also an area in which men lead.
As experiments show, men are better able to detect small details of moving objects - in the distant past, this property probably helped our ancestors become good hunters. In the modern world, this property can be especially useful when watching television broadcasts of football matches.