After watching a sad video clip, students in the study were less able to accurately identify the colors in a blue and yellow spectrum. Christopher Thorstenson/Open Science Framework hide caption

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This is a re-creation of a color plate from Interaction of Color, by Josef Albers. The two X's are are exactly the same — it's the different backgrounds that make them look like very different colors. Source: Josef Albers Interaction of Color hide caption

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These X's Are The Same Shade, So What Does That Say About Color?

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