From fuchsia to salmon, azure to aquamarine, the human brain is capable of distinguishing millions of colors. Yet, when it comes to remembering exact hues, our brains fall short.
A Johns Hopkins-led team has published a new paper that says that when remembering a color, our brains drop the specifics. Instead, we retain the “best” version of a color. Nathan talks with Jonathan Flombaum, lead author of the paper. Flombaum is also a cognitive psychologist and assistant professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Johns Hopkins.
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