This is something I’ve been wondering about for quite a while now. Every now and again I ask the question “What if we all saw colors differently?” some people agree it’s an interesting question and most think I’m nuts!.
But what if red was actually green to you and blue to me?
How would we know? We were all taught colors in school or at home and even if red looked blue to me and green to you we would both know it as red. I stumbled onto this video below and had to share it as it explains the way we interpret color in our brains and asks the same question.
I have also added a few links from the video below as-well as a video with a blind guy trying to describe colors he’s never seen in his entire life.
Who Asked the First Question? [PDF]: http://www.polyphony.ge/uploads/whoaskthefirst.pdf
Theory of Mind and Sally-Anne Task: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theory_of_mind