• STEVIE WONDER - PART TIME LOVER

    Now Playing

    PART TIME LOVER - STEVIE WONDER

  • ROD STEWART - DO YA THINK I'M SEXY

    Previously Played

    DO YA THINK I'M SEXY - ROD STEWART

  • PHIL COLLINS - A GROOVY KIND OF LOVE

    Previously Played

    A GROOVY KIND OF LOVE - PHIL COLLINS

  • ALISON MOYET - IS THIS LOVE

    Previously Played

    IS THIS LOVE - ALISON MOYET

  • WILSON PHILLIPS - HOLD ON

    Previously Played

    HOLD ON - WILSON PHILLIPS

  • BILLY JOEL - TELL HER ABOUT IT

    Previously Played

    TELL HER ABOUT IT - BILLY JOEL

  • HALL & OATES - RICH GIRL

    Previously Played

    RICH GIRL - HALL & OATES

  • TRACY CHAPMAN - FAST CAR

    Previously Played

    FAST CAR - TRACY CHAPMAN

  • PETER FRAMPTON - Show Me The Way

    Previously Played

    Show Me The Way - PETER FRAMPTON

  • NATALIE IMBRUGLIA - TORN

    Previously Played

    TORN - NATALIE IMBRUGLIA

  • CHICAGO - SATURDAY IN THE PARK

    Previously Played

    SATURDAY IN THE PARK - CHICAGO

  • LEO SAYER - MORE THAN I CAN SAY

    Previously Played

    MORE THAN I CAN SAY - LEO SAYER

  • GERRY RAFFERTY - BAKER STREET

    Previously Played

    BAKER STREET - GERRY RAFFERTY

  • DIRE STRAITS - So Far Away

    Previously Played

    So Far Away - DIRE STRAITS

  • BREAD - MAKE IT WITH YOU

    Previously Played

    MAKE IT WITH YOU - BREAD

  • LIONEL RICHIE - YOU ARE

    Previously Played

    YOU ARE - LIONEL RICHIE

  • SUPERTRAMP - The Logical Song

    Previously Played

    The Logical Song - SUPERTRAMP

  • ELTON JOHN - Circle Of Life

    Previously Played

    Circle Of Life - ELTON JOHN

  • VAN MORRISON - MOONDANCE

    Previously Played

    MOONDANCE - VAN MORRISON

  • CLIFF RICHARD - CARRIE

    Previously Played

    CARRIE - CLIFF RICHARD

  • THE PRETENDERS - HYMN TO HER

    Previously Played

    HYMN TO HER - THE PRETENDERS

This colour perception test has gone viral after less than 1% of people can get the perfect score

Section
Trending Now,
Publish Date
Friday, 7 June 2019, 1:04PM

A colour test, created to find out how well people differentiate between shades of colour, has less than a 1 per cent pass rate, according to research.

Lenstore, an online optical retailer in the UK which made the quiz, tested 2,000 people and found less than 1 per cent of those could ace it.

They chose 2,000 participants to find out which demographics perform best.

The test consists of 10 colour-related questions asking users to perform tasks such as selecting the lightest shade of blue from four options.

The average score was 6 out of 10 correct answers.

Give it a try:


How well did respondents do overall?

The most common score was 6 out of 10 right answers with 24.1 per cent of respondents getting this result:

• 0 right answers: 0.2% of respondents got this result
• 1 right answer, 0.3%
• 2 right answers, 2.2%
• 3 right answers, 7.4%
• 4 right answers, 13.7%
• 5 right answers, 23.4%
• 6 right answers, 24.1%
• 7 right answers, 17.4%
• 8 right answers, 9.1%
• 9 right answers, 2.0%
• 10 right answers, 0.2%

Lenstore found that women could perceive colour better than men as they scored 57.7 per cent on average, compared to 53.8 per cent for men.

The results also show that colour perception peaks between the ages of 31 and 35, then declines with age.

xxx

They also found that the more languages you speak, the better your colour perception is.

People who speak three languages, in addition to their mother tongue, scored the highest on average with 60 per cent.

• 1 additional language: 53.8%
• 2 additional languages: 57.4%
• 3 additional languages: 60.0%

The way we talk about colour plays an important role in how we perceive it, Lenstore revealed.

English didn't have a word for "orange" until two centuries after the fruit of the same name arrived in Europe. Before then, the colour was called "yellow-red."

Russian speakers have two distinct category words for "light blue" and "dark blue". Something is never "blue" in Russian, it's either "siniy" (dark blue) or "goluboy" (light blue).

Multiple experiments suggest these words influence our perception of colour.

 

This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and is republished here with permission.

Listen Live Here Listen Live on iHeartRadio