LIFESTYLE & COMMUNITY

Internet Confused As People Can't Agree On Whether The Shoe Is Pink Or Grey, Giving Insight Into The Processes Of The Human Mind

Date October 18, 2019 10:34

Every once in a while, something pops up online that takes the internet by storm. Nothing achieves this better than a situation where people can't agree on the same thing. It's even crazier when the options are limited, as in this case where people have only two color-set to decide from.

The color battle

Back in 2015, there was a big wave of confusion online when a dress appeared and people either thought it was white and gold or blue and black. Now, the social media community is arguing over a shoe.

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Depending on who you are, you're going to look at the image of this shoe and conclude with certainty that it's either teal and grey or pink and blue. Crazy right?

The confusing shoe first made its way to the internet in 2017 and now it's back. And once again, we still can't understand why we see one thing and our bestie sees another.

When singer Lizzo posted this image online, she got several comments with people either on team grey or team pink.

@mykkiblanco:

Baby pink and white but the photo is filtered in Teal

@brandoncreed:

Grey and teal.

@4784laurenjauregui:

I SEE PINK AND WHITE OMH.

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@nicolescherzinger:

I see either grey and light mint teal too!

@lis1101111:

It’s true I’m right-handed I see teal and grey my daughter is left-handed and she sees pink and white lol.

@leanne_mags:

This morning I saw this and saw pink and white. Tonight I see grey and teal.

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Possible reason

The picture here proposed a theory that right or left-brain dominance will determine what you see. However, according to Health, this isn't the case.

Ivan Schwab, MD, told the publication that the color we see is based on the context (i.e lighting, background) each of us sees it in. We all have slightly different visual pigments in our eyes, he said.

Everybody doesn't see exactly the same color. When you call something red, your friend might see it as red, but they're not seeing exactly the same wavelength as you.

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As a result, the more likely explanation for this shoe is that the color you see is based on what you're expecting when you look at the photo and how your brain interprets the other contexts provided.

The science of it all sure is interesting. It's fascinating to know that we all see things differently, not just through our minds but how our brain interprets things to us. Nothing makes this fact clearer than optical illusions like this one.

What color do you see?