Is your red the same as my red? A question that’s been hounding me for some time.

This is very exciting. I have tried asking this exact question several different ways, mainly of my husband, who only sort of gets what I’m driving at. It bugs me that I haven’t been able to explain it well.

Unfortunately, VSauce’s conclusion is that there’s no way to know the answer to “Is your red the same as my red?” but it heartens me to know I’m not the only one thinking about this. Yay.

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2 Comments on “Is your red the same as my red? A question that’s been hounding me for some time.”

  1. Rotten Ray says:

    I am sure if you put a chart of reds onto the table and ask people which red is red, you would likely get different answers. It was one of the things I wondered (not red specifically, bot color in general) in a recent post I did: http://irvent.wordpress.com/2013/01/24/balloons-and-blindness/

  2. Yes. But the question here is whether we see the same thing when looking at the SAME red.