Fades to Black and White

From Harvard Medical School (Paywalled Link):

To someone who is depressed, the world can seem flat or dull. This was long thought to be purely psychological. It turns out, though, that depression may affect how the eyes function—altering visual perception in a way that actually makes the world look gray, reports the November 2010 issue of the Harvard Mental Health Letter.

I remember trying to describe this to people, and they thought I was exaggerating for dramatic effect.

I wasn’t.

1 Comment

  1. markonit

    …whether or not you believe in simulation theory or not… it is all about how the information that one’s senses takes in that determines how one sees the world… and it only makes sense that the world seems flatter and duller to one who takes in information that tells them that their world is dull and colorless…


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