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Journal Entry: Sat Oct 20, 2012, 6:58 PM
Here's something interesting for you, visual artists and curious people - an online test for color acuity in your eyes:

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(please don't take this test TOO seriously and remember that your monitor settings can influence the result)

I remember taking this test a while ago and found it again, after making a little research on color acuity in various eyes in nature. So I decided to share it as well as give it another try. My eyes haven't been well lately as you know - the conjunctivitis is pretty much under control, but yesterday I've learned that I have to wear yet another minimally stronger lenses, now also coming with correction for some astigmatism o_o.... Yay for consequences of aging and not taking good care of myself!

Anyway, as for me, the test result is - just like it was before - a perfect 0 (the lower the score the better color sensitivity).

... I wonder however how I'd see the world if I was a bird or another creature that has a four-color or even five-color vision, rather than our puny three (humans are trichromats, that is - we have three types of color-sensitive cells that pick up three ranges of colors: red, green and blue. All the other colors we perceive are basically various mixes of those).
... How different would the world and my perception of it be? Or how different would it be if we could actually detect magnetism like some other animals?

Well, there are some articles around the web suggesting that there might be people (most likely women) that actually CAN see a fourth 'dimension' of color, but at this point it's nothing more than a speculation... that is otherwise researched (same with magnetoreception, actually ->…)
That being said, the differences between color acuity can be vastly different on individual level (and we girls, generally have somewhat better color vision than boys) and it's still very fascinating to think hour our perception can be colored :meow: simply by subtle differences between our eye/optic nerve/brain structure. Human perception is, in fact, an infinitely fascinating subject to study in itself.

... and one that actually should be an object of study for any aspiring artist on any field ;)

P.S. And since we're on topic of eyes and vision, here's an appropriately thematic article with some interesting facts about the eyes:…
I especially like "A Vision Of The Future" paragraph of it, as it rises some interesting questions :3

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o-Buggy-o Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
I got a 23 -- the fact that I have an awful glare from the two windows in my bedroom probably contributed to that. Ah well.
dragonslairnz Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I got 11, but you're right about the monitor thing. I find that pictures look vastly different on my Mac to how they look on my PC laptop. Might try the test again on my PC sometime. :) Interesting test, thanks for sharing.
C13 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
łał 16... bez okularów... ciekawe ile bym miala w okularach:DDD ale nie chce mi sie sprawdzac. Szkoda, ze nie podaje w jakiej grupie kolorystycznej jaki mialas wynik, tylko sumuje. Bylaby to bardzo pozyteczna informacja. I pociecha dla mnie - zawsze uważałam, że jak na kobietę, straszna ze mnie daltonistka. Widzę jednak, że nie jest tak źle :DD
Megan-Uosiu Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
I got 3. xD''' Arghh, damn, my eyes hurt. I saw different colours everywhere while doing it. xD'' *probably shouldn't have done it so late at night. @_@' *
Megan-Uosiu Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
... Okay, teraz dostałam 0. ._.' Wystarczy sprawdzić każdy obok porządnie, a nie na odwal się i nie ma z tym chyba problemów, tak? .3. Ale fajny test, dziękuję, że o nim napisałaś. :D
DrinkTeaOrDie Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I got a 12! I think that's good, it said the highest score for my age range is 198,857. But maybe I read it wrong, though I don't know if it's on a scale of 0-100 or what.

I dunno, still like my score. That's an 88% if it's out of 100. :)
deppfan85 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I've taken this one a few times, usually get around a 4. Today, I somehow managed a 0! Wooo!
Gwendolaine Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
4 :P
Yokome Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesujące, poczytam te artykuły w wolnym czasie :)
A punktów miałam 11 ^^'
O, co do tego tematu przypomniał mi się taki filmik o ciekawej koncepcji wzroku [link] Polecam : )
WhiteGaby Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Artist
i got a perfect score :O
shuu-washuu Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012   Digital Artist
haha oscyluje wokół sześćdziesiątki, niebiesko-zielony daltonizm for teh win.
saina-chan Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist ktoś oczy na wymianę :XD:?
Usagi-Himeko Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I got 4 XD
Tannaquil Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really interesting. I got an 8. ^^ But that might have been because I was pretty tired. Very interesting articles, as well. I am equally fascinated by the eye and human vision.
Echocresten Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've taken this before :P
I think I got an 8? I'm not entirely sure
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