Eye guru puts an end to ‘The Dress’ debate

That is if you can make sense of what he’s saying

black and blue the dress white and gold

A boffin has put an end to “The Dress” debate, and apparently we’re all right.

Dr Paul Knox, a member of the University’s Department of Eye and Vision Science, very cleverly said colour only exists in our minds, and it is perfectly normal for the dress to be perceived in different ways.

Speaking to the University, Dr Knox said: “What meets the eye is light at given wavelengths that then stimulates several distinct pathways that process these different wavelengths.

“That’s what the brain interprets as colour, but it’s complicated by things like the device you may be viewing the photograph on, the lighting in which you’re viewing the photograph and what’s going on inside your head, your own expectations.”

defs white and gold

Defs white and gold

He added: “You might not expect to see gold in the dress so that would bias the eye towards seeing the colour.

“Different people can look at the same thing, particularly if it’s a photograph displayed on a monitor or phone, and claim they are seeing very different things.

“In one sense they are wrong, they are looking at the same thing with the same wave lengths entering their head, but in another sense they are absolutely right.”

We can all continue with our lives now.