This week, my Facebook feed has been inundated and my students have been asking me about "THE Dress." What color is it? It depends on a number of factors.
To the rights is a picture that was posted on Tumblr and has gone viral. Why do some people see a gold/white dress and others see a black and blue dress?
To figure out why the different perceptions and get beyond the screaming headlines, a few scientists have been asked to weigh in. I am linking a few articles that deal with the issues of color of the dress, lighting color(s), reflection patterns, color blindness, color constancy and more. Enjoy!
The Independent (with explanatory video and illusions)
Related illusion in the io9 article
posted by Chuck Schallhorn