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WHITE &GOLD or Black and blue Social media explodes over a dress

Social media was abuzz Thursday night about what would appear to be an
everyday photo of a two-tone dress. Everyone agrees that the photo is of a dress featuring
two colors – but Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr have
blown up – complete with hashtags – over the just what
those two colors are. It all started when a woman — identified in multiple
published reports as singer Caitlin McNeill of the
Hebrides Islands offshore from Scotland — posted the

image on Tumblr Wednesday with the question, “Is this
dress white and gold, or blue and black?” Now just about everyone is weighing in. Taylor Swift has
gone with blue and black. I don’t understand this odd dress debate and I feel
like it’s a trick somehow. I’m confused and scared.
PS it’s OBVIOUSLY BLUE AND BLACK — Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) February 27, 2015 But the city’s global welcome ambassador might run
into some disagreement up in the Bronx. The Yankees’
Jacoby Ellsbury said he sees white and gold. I see a #whiteandgold dress. What color u see? pic.twitter.com/zojM9vttBt — Jacoby Ellsbury (@JacobyEllsbury) February 27, 2015 Wired.com provided a scientific explanation about why people can’t agree. The publication explained that
human eyes are evolved to see in daylight, but daylight
changes color at different times of day. Thus, neuroscientist Bevel Conway told the publication,
the brain unconsciously tries to discount the “chromatic
bias” of the daylight axis – which ranges from a stark
blue and white in the midday hours to red at dawn and
dusk. The result is that people discount the blue and see
white and gold, or discount the gold and see blue and white, Conway explained to Wired.com. Another theory is more philosophical in nature – if you
see black and blue, you are dealing with stress in your
life, while if you see white and gold, everything is fine.
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