How Getting the Blues Makes Everything Gray

Researchers at the University of Freiburg, Germany, have found that individuals who suffer from depression have a lower capability to see black and white contrast, a similar effect to turning down the contrast on your TV or computer monitor. According to The Independent, the findings could even determine a person’s level of depression, and might explain artists’ use of dark hues to depict depression.

Monet, van Gogh and Pollock were cited as artists whose color choice was indicative of personal tumultuous times. How about you—does your palette tend to reflect your mood?

Photo: Richard McKinley


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