Nicia Cruz

Porto, Portugal

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Nicia Cruz
Posted over 3 years ago
Can we ever know how another person "senses" the world?
Colour perception varies with culture and the environment. In Amazonia people perceives different kinds of green, because there's green all around. In Antarctica, they perceive a lot of white tones because, once again, they are surrounded by that colour. And they have the words to name them. Not everyone can distinguish between orange and red, for example. The perception of colour has many variants: culture, environment, our eyes and brain, light conditions, etc
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Nicia Cruz
Posted over 3 years ago
Can we ever know how another person "senses" the world?
I think we could never know how one another can sense the world, but we can imagine specially if we know their background and their opinions about what surrounds them. Our opinions are always changing, we learn something new everyday and that makes of ourselves a different person at every lesson. I often see colours as an illusion because it depends not only of our eyes but also how our brain interprets the signals. I often question people what is the colour of their skin when they are in the dark. Almost everyone says that it's the same. Well, with no light there's no colour. Hard to believe, right? So, I think we can't completely trust in our senses or our interpretation of the world and even how we interpret the others' perception of the world. We just see one ray of light and we need a whole sun to discover all our colours.