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Mind F*ck of The Day: This Test Will Make Your Brain See Color in a Fully Black-and-White Photograph
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Our brains are weird.

In a new BBC Four series, Colour: The Spectrum of Science, researchers show how the human brain is controlled by perception.

By watching the video below and staring at the blue dot in the center of the screen, a full black-and-white photograph will turn into full color.

It's science, man!

IFL Science explains:

It's all to do with our cone cells, one of the two types of photoreceptors within our eye's retina, which are responsible for color vision. We have three types of cones, which are sensitive to blue, green or red wavelengths of light. When we're exposed to a lot of one color, that particular type of cone gets overstimulated and becomes "tired" and unresponsive. This leaves you temporarily with the use of only your other two types of cone, which show the opposing "complementary" color (i.e red versus green and blue versus yellow). After a few seconds, the cones "recharge" and you're able to perceive that color again.

So...blue and black OR white and gold?

The dress is now a Halloween costume.
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If you can think back into the far, far distant past, you might remember a little Internet nuclear explosion called The Dress.

Well for the low, low price of $46.95, you can turn that hot flash of virality into a Halloween costume that will roll the eyes of everyone around you.

Over at Yandy.com, they can make that particular dream come true.

Start the debate all over again in this "What Is The Color?" dress costume featuring a split blue/black and gold/white design that's sure to make you the talk of the part



Of course, it's not the most terrifying costume we've seen so far this year.

But it sure is the one that we care the least about.