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Do you see numbers as colors?

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justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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Posted: March 3, 2007, 5:19 am - IP Logged

By the way, I know this is semantics, but black and white are technically not colors.

So are you saying that black is the absence of color and white is the reflection of all colors based on the sun and the reflection of light?

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    So are you saying that black is the absence of color and white is the reflection of all colors based on the sun and the reflection of light?

    Black absorbs the visible spectrum, white reflects the visible spectrum.  Black is the result of all the visible colors added together and white is zero visible colors.  This is why black car interiors and paint jobs get so hot as opposed to lighter colors, which stay cooler, even though infrared and ultraviolets are invisible, the same holds true.

    The closer you get to white the harder it is to see because of the absence of visible spectrum,  throw a little green in and it starts getting easier to see.

    LOL jarasan 


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      So are you saying that black is the absence of color and white is the reflection of all colors based on the sun and the reflection of light?

      Both black and white are combinations of the spectum of light. The only difference is that black absorbs more of the light than white does. You're correct in saying that white reflects more.

      This is why it's so important not to wear black colored clothing when it's really hot outside, unless of course you enjoy being extra hot.

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        Both black and white are combinations of the spectum of light. The only difference is that black absorbs more of the light than white does. You're correct in saying that white reflects more.

        This is why it's so important not to wear black colored clothing when it's really hot outside, unless of course you enjoy being extra hot.

        Oh, I know that!  Funny - as soon as a person moves to FL she's told "you need to buy a white car." (maybe you've heard that too)  Yes, the car is usually cooler and it also depends on the material and the color of the interior. Leather seats can burn your legs.  So I bought one white car when I first got to FL.  Next car was green and now my car is blue.  However, if you ever work in a car dealership, you'll see that as soon as a shiny black sports car is put on the showroom floor, it's sold. 

        Anyway, I have lots of info I once printed out about why the sunset is orange, the sky is blue, etc.   However, when is there really a true black or a true white?  I wear black all the time (yes, even though I live here) and it's really hard to find a matching pair of socks! LOL  Black is a combination of so many colors that, if you break the black down by pigment, you won't always have the same results.

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          This may sound a little strange, but does anyone else here associate different digits with particular colors?  I noticed a long time ago that when I think of numbers I see them in different colors.  My favorite Pick 3 number looks something like this:

          023

          Here is how my mind colorizes the digits:

          0 Black
          1 White
          2 Red
          3 Grey
          4 Blue
          5 Orange
          6 Blue
          7 Yellow
          8 Green
          9 Black

          I'm not really sure why both the 0 and 9 are black or why the 4 and 6 are both blue...thats just the way a see 'em.  For some reason the association seems to be much stronger with certain digts...the 2, 5, 7, 8, and 9 always seem to be the strongest for me, especially 5.

          Does anyone else see colors when thinking of numbers?

          Only when i run out of Prozac!

           

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            Only when i run out of Prozac!

             

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            That's what I need, Emily!  Have any extra?

            I suppose it's possible to see numbers in color.  Why not?  Is there a way to scientifically prove how any of us see words or numbers or even colors?  I can say "that's red" and someone might agree that it is indeed red.  But how do I know what he/she is seeing?

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              LOL..prozac...good one....very good one...!!!!

              "Attention all Mathematicians: Check your degree at the door because when it comes to whole numbers you are the Amateur"

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                Posted: March 3, 2007, 4:42 pm - IP Logged

                Are hue kidding?

                In my teenage years, I used to see everything in colors. Especially my pet named white rabbit.

                Unfortunately he dyed a month later.

                LOL !  God will get you for that. LOL

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                Answer: His lips are moving.

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                  Posted: March 3, 2007, 6:04 pm - IP Logged

                  That's what I need, Emily!  Have any extra?

                  I suppose it's possible to see numbers in color.  Why not?  Is there a way to scientifically prove how any of us see words or numbers or even colors?  I can say "that's red" and someone might agree that it is indeed red.  But how do I know what he/she is seeing?

                  The real color enhancers come from the fungis.  Peyote, psilicibin, sp.? etc.  But really, which would you chose; the little blue pill or the slightly larger red pill?  The light we perceive comes from a very narrow band of the spectrum, a great movie where something "sees" differently than we do was the Predator movies,  that was good sci-fi with regards to the usage of special effects, the stuff they were doing in the movie is not far off from being reality (with the exception of the hunter of man or whatever alien). The bending of light and the aliens' vision being in another part of spectrum (not ours!) Anyway LOL  I gotta pick a few bonus match 5's and hopefully I'll be seeing green before St. Patrick's Day! Lep Top o' the evening to ya! See you at the end of the rainbow!


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                    The real color enhancers come from the fungis.  Peyote, psilicibin, sp.? etc.  But really, which would you chose; the little blue pill or the slightly larger red pill?  The light we perceive comes from a very narrow band of the spectrum, a great movie where something "sees" differently than we do was the Predator movies,  that was good sci-fi with regards to the usage of special effects, the stuff they were doing in the movie is not far off from being reality (with the exception of the hunter of man or whatever alien). The bending of light and the aliens' vision being in another part of spectrum (not ours!) Anyway LOL  I gotta pick a few bonus match 5's and hopefully I'll be seeing green before St. Patrick's Day! Lep Top o' the evening to ya! See you at the end of the rainbow!

                    Thanx for reminding me of something I wanted to mention, but forgot to.

                    Bees can see ultraviolet light. Humans can't.

                    " I see ultraviolet people"


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                      LOL !  God will get you for that. LOL

                      He already did!

                      And that's why I'm here....LOL

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                          Posted: March 4, 2007, 5:43 am - IP Logged

                          I find it strange that, if 4% of the population has synesthesia, why someone here at LP hasn't posted that they also have it?  Other than Prozac <grin>

                          That is 4 out of 100 people - and there are thousands of members, yet no one mentions having it. 

                          Then I wonder if there is any "super power" associated with having it?  (Heros NBC Monday night - "Save the cheerleader, save the world")

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                            I find it strange that, if 4% of the population has synesthesia, why someone here at LP hasn't posted that they also have it?  Other than Prozac <grin>

                            That is 4 out of 100 people - and there are thousands of members, yet no one mentions having it. 

                            Then I wonder if there is any "super power" associated with having it?  (Heros NBC Monday night - "Save the cheerleader, save the world")

                            I would guess that everybody has it to some degree, it probably varies widely as to how severe the effect of the condition.  I wonder if, when I hear something that gives me goosebumps, or smell something that brings back memories is a mild form of synesthesia.  The color of the paint in the room supposedly affects mood etc.  Also, I've definitely seen red but I think that is from my head getting ready to explodeAngry or when I'm feeling blueFrown.  Maybe this is where this originated from and diagnosed later in more severe cases. I guess I'll look that one up.  LOL jarasan

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                              Posted: March 4, 2007, 9:08 pm - IP Logged

                              No but I hear and smell colors.  If I hear certain notes, I always get this feeling that the sound is a specific color.  And when I smell a smell, I see a color.