Scientist Professor Israel Abramov and colleagues at the City University of New York have discovered that men and women see colours differently! So says a fascinating article in National Geographic.
He found men tended to find it more difficult to make fine distinctions between colours in the middle of the visual spectrum, such as between greeny-blues (or bluey-greens). Men and women also perceived colours slightly differently.
He said, “Across most of the visible spectrum males require a slightly longer wavelength than do females in order to experience the same hue.”
So, a man would perceive a turquoise vase, for instance, as being a little more blue than a woman who was looking at it too.
This may explain why one of our team’s (no names!) fiancée refused to speak to him for 3 days after re-painting the entire apartment - he couldn’t see what was wrong with army-tank green!