Here’s Why You See The Dress As White And Gold… Or Blue And Black (Actual Answer Revealed)

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All of my colleagues are seeing white and gold, and we thought that this would be an interesting phenomenon to share with all you readers!

In case you don’t already know what I’m talking about… the internet has been set ablaze with a picture of a dress that might possibly be white and gold or blue and black.

Here’s the picture of that dress in contention:

So Is This Dress Actually White And Gold Or Black And Blue?

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Apparently, here are some of the common explanations for it:

1) Positive People versus Negative People

Scientist have proven that when there is a big event in your life that is having a negative effect on you, your sighting of colours may vary and that is why some people are seeing black and blue.

It’s merely all down to emotions and when the person seeing black and blue checks back another day, they might see the dress in white and gold because their mood has changed from the state they were in when previously viewing the dress.

2) Higher Functioning Retinas versus Cranky Retinas

According to

If you are seeing black and blue – Your retina’s cones are higher functioning, and this result in your eyes doing subtractive mixing.

If you are seeing white and gold – Our eyes don’t work well in dim light so our retinas rods see white and this makes them less light sensitive, causing additive mixing (that of green and red), to make gold.

Well, we honestly don’t know what’s causing all of us here at to see white and gold, but for now, we’re just happy to say that we’re happy!

Update: The mystery has been solved… The dress is blue and black as confirmed by the girl who saw it in person.

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Heard of any other interesting explanations?

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