Feeling Blue Might Make It Harder To See Colors
A new study linking emotions and color perception found sadness makes it harder to distinguish yellow and blue.By Ryan Biek | September 7, 2015
Feeling blue, green with envy –– we find expressions linking colors to emotions all the time, even in pop culture. (Video via Walt Disney Studios / "Inside Out")
But researchers from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York have taken it a step further, with a study showing emotions can actually affect how we perceive color.
Participants in the study who watched a sad scene from "The Lion King" had a harder time distinguishing yellow and blue on a subsequent test than those who had watched a happy clip. (Video via Buena Vista Pictures / "The Lion King")