Linda Hall Library
Science Engineering Technology

Aesthetic Preference for Colors

Color preference is an important aspect of human behavior, but little is known about why people like the colors they do. Dr. Stephen Palmer, Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science at the University of California, Berkeley, seeks to provide an answer. He...

Listening to Colors: Life with Extra Senses

Neil Harbisson is an artist best known for his ability to hear and perceive colors outside the range of human vision. Neil was born with achromatopsia, a condition that only allows him to see the world in black and white. At the age of 20, he had an electronic eye...

Reweaving the Rainbow

Dr. Jay Neitz, Bishop Professor of Ophthalmology and Color Vision Researcher, University of Washington. Jay Neitz’s goal in life is to cure colorblindness. Working alongside his wife, Maureen, he seeks to understand how the human visual system operates by studying the...