Nap tht's a good q and something I've long wondered about.
I'm guessing Krump's #478 is off the mark. I'd lean somewhat to Fres' #402 reaction
Of course those suffering color-"blindness" probably see many somewhat different than we perfectly "normal" folk but there's no way to know for sure
Intuitively tho I'd agree with Wan #162 that we're "pretty much" alike in this respect. Otherwise we'd occasionally read a report of someone whose one eye gives radically different color perception than the other
I think no one is arguing against distinct colour perception when framed from the pov of a disturbance of the perceptual apparatus...
Personally I disagree culture can change raw perception. Although I agree culture can change n filter the rational framing and focus of perception.
I also agree perception without a rational filter/ordering is not much as it lacks meaning.
...nevertheless n given the fantastic extent of the claims in this thread the distinction seems worth mentioning.
Quote:I'm interested in what makes our appreciation or dislike of certain colours so strong. For instance, a friend of mine loves a certain combination of dark green and a deep, blue based, red that makes me extremely uncomfortable. It's interesting that we can have such different emotional reactions to colours.
Yes. This is precisely an issue which illustrates the inadequacy of a traditional "data processing" model of perception. Perception tends to be active, not passive.
In fact…...plausible to argue that raw perception is similar in everybody…..minor variation can be justified…... regarding the number of cones sensitive…….. to brightness.
If experiencing colors were purely subjective there would have been absolutely NO way to verify this distinction.
But we don't really have access to raw perception, really, do we?
Just as one example, the image on our retina is "upside down" but our brain has processed this out by the time we are conscious of seeing anything.
For instance what if how I saw blue is how you see green?
You would never be able to tell unless we switched eyes.
What if the colors you see are different than what I see?
You have to want to understand to see correctly.