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Juxtapose
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http://www.xrite.com/custom_page.aspx?PageID=77&Lang=en

Take the Hue Test and find out!

I scored perfect color vision, yay for me.

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Your score: 38
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Your score: 13.

I probably could have gotten it a little better if I'd really tried, but it looked more or less close enough to me.

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11 for me.

If I weren't tired, had better lighting, and kicked up the contrast I... probably would have gotten the same score. I dunno, it just looked right to me at that point.

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43, but i was on a LCD screen, and it's almost 3 am. I was fine until blue greens, and by then I was a bit bored with it.
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34 for me. Apparently I have some trouble identifying different hues of red.
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I got a 3!!! I only made a couple of mistakes with the blue/green section.
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Your score: 7
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I'm reminded of the question: "how long can you tread water?" (Ha, ha, ha, ha).

Hobbes [Smile]

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I got 69, makes sense that my favorite color is grey.
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4, now my eyes hurt.

I'm glad I see colors well--there' a fair bit of colorblindness in my family. I usually won at UNO.

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58, which I find somewhat surprising. Maybe I'll try it later on a different screen with different lighting.
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I saw the link and said, "Oh, fun! A color test!"

I saw the test and said, "Uh...fun???"

I did the first half of the test, and the chart showed that I did quite well there...

But I got bored halfway through. [Razz]

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This has made its rounds here before. I always do it perfectly and easily. For once something like this I am good at.
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Your score: 0
Gender: Female
Age range: 20-29
Best score for your gender and age range: 0
Highest score for your gender and age range: 43668

The trick is to check your work by taking every square and swapping it with the one to the immediate left. If it's wrong it will look subtly out of place with the next one over.
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The trick is to check your work by taking every square and swapping it with the one to the immediate left. If it's wrong it will look subtly out of place with the next one over.

Nope. When I ended the test with a score of 38, it looked perfect to me.


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I'm reminded of the question: "how long can you tread water?" (Ha, ha, ha, ha).
Why is that question funny?
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I got 4. I didn't do much doublechecking - I felt like I was starting to second guess myself.

I feel like there should be a timed version.

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7. I didn't doublecheck, I didn't want to spend too long on it.
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I've done this before and remember doing reasonably well.

I did the test and it timed out while loading, so I wasn't going to do it again.

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20. I'm a little sad, because I thought I was doing pretty well. But I guess I've always know that I'm not awesome at colors.
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quote:
Originally posted by mr_porteiro_head:
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The trick is to check your work by taking every square and swapping it with the one to the immediate left. If it's wrong it will look subtly out of place with the next one over.

Nope. When I ended the test with a score of 38, it looked perfect to me.
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I'm reminded of the question: "how long can you tread water?" (Ha, ha, ha, ha).
Why is that question funny?

I think the "trick" assumes that you *can* resolve the differences between colors at an even lower resolution than the test requires. If you can't, swapping each one in turn will not yield you any meaningful results. It did work for me, but I got a 4. Still, the method is valid if you are just on the cusp of recognizing the difference in hues, as it lowers the resolution considerably.

As for treading water, I always thought that was kind of funny because humans float. Staying above water requires almost zero effort in calm water.

But I think it's a reference to a Bill Cosby routine.

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Originally posted by mr_porteiro_head:
Your score: 38

Ehh. Me, too. I may try again later with better lighting.
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As for treading water, I always thought that was kind of funny because humans float. Staying above water requires almost zero effort in calm water.
I've heard that all my life. I have never found it to be the case.
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23. I might have done better but tests like that make whatever OCD I have flare up a bit.

I'm pretty bad at choosing colors and have trouble remembering what color things are. I doubt I could pick out the colors of my own house at the paint store.

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quote:
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As for treading water, I always thought that was kind of funny because humans float. Staying above water requires almost zero effort in calm water.
I've heard that all my life. I have never found it to be the case.
Same here. The floating practice in swimming class was what always kept me from advancing to the next level. I never got the hang of it. I can float for a few seconds on my back with my lungs full of air, but if I breathe out I sink like a stone.
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*nod*

When I was a kid, I used to enjoy sinking down and sitting at the bottom of the pool.

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4 rushed with no double checking. Guess I'm ok.
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Your score: 24

Floating depends a lot on how skinny you are. A little extra insulation helps floating quite a bit.

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I had no insulation.

Swimming still isn't one of my favorite activities. Going out on a boat, even less so. When I think of fun things to do, I rarely think of water.

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4. Rushed the last couple.

I found moving on, and then looking back at the previous ones would cause the correct ones to "snap" into focus as a smooth gradient, whereas it I wasn't as sure while working on it.

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58, which I find somewhat surprising. Maybe I'll try it later on a different screen with different lighting.

8 on a retry, less bleary-eyed from just waking up, and with more ambient light (since it's midday rather than early morning). It still gave me a huge headache.
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6! Hard time distinguishing the blues, it doesn't just go from one color to another it has 3 colors ._. Light greenblue-dark greenblue- to that third color XD
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Based on what I know about color vision, unless two people took this test on the same computer with the same settings, under the same lighting conditions, sitting the same distance from the computer -- you simply can't compare two peoples scores.
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Our ability to detect color is a function of the size of the regions we are viewing. If you are making a lot of errors, try blowing up the image and you will almost certainly get a lower score.
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52. And I'd thought I'd come close to acing it.

Achilles, gray is also my favorite color.

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Based on what I know about color vision, unless two people took this test on the same computer with the same settings, under the same lighting conditions, sitting the same distance from the computer -- you simply can't compare two peoples scores.
I think you can to some extent, though I'd agree with this in an absolute sense.

I've taken this on several different computers/monitors/lightings and when I've taken my time I've always gotten a 0. There's simply no way I'd ever get a score as high as Porter or Shanna, unless they are on some ancient monitor.

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quote:
Originally posted by Xavier:
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Based on what I know about color vision, unless two people took this test on the same computer with the same settings, under the same lighting conditions, sitting the same distance from the computer -- you simply can't compare two peoples scores.
I think you can to some extent, though I'd agree with this in an absolute sense.

I've taken this on several different computers/monitors/lightings and when I've taken my time I've always gotten a 0. There's simply no way I'd ever get a score as high as Porter or Shanna, unless they are on some ancient monitor.

Or a small monitor. Size makes a huge difference in our ability to see contrast.
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I've got a very nice and large monitor.

I've also taken this test in multiple situations, and I always score terribly.

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quote:
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I've got a very nice and large monitor.

It's probably unnecessary to point this out, but its the size of the little boxes that matters not the size of your monitor. More correctly, its the size of the little boxes on your retina not your computer screen Did you have your browser set so the color bars filled the whole screen? How close were you sitting to the screen?
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Did you have your browser set so the color bars filled the whole screen?
Yup.

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How close were you sitting to the screen?
Nice and close.

(Well, technically, I wasn't sitting at all. I've converted to a standing desk.)

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Why a standing desk?

My father is red/green colorblind (I asked him how knows what to do at a stop light, he said they are in the same order, so he goes by that, I asked, what about the ones that are sideways, and he said, he just follows the other traffic) and my mother is a carrier, making it only a 25% chance that I would be unaffected and I was...if my parents had had any other children, it would have been 50/50 for full color blindness, with 25% male unaffected, and 25% female carrier.

If only I had been so lucky genetically with flat feet!

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Oookay, I got a 3 this time. That makes me feel better. Major difference is that I had the overhead light turned on.
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quote:
Originally posted by Xavier:
There's simply no way I'd ever get a score as high as Porter or Shanna, unless they are on some ancient monitor.

My tiny netbook certainly didn't help the situation. But looking at the completed boxes, it looked close to right. The test did confirm that I struggle the most with blues and all my friends know I can't tell blue and purple apart in most situations. To me, I could swear that a book is blue but after ten people tell me I'm crazy and its clearly purple, I realize that I just can't trust my eyes. Or all my friends are conspiring, evil liars.

I'm sure my score could go up a few points on a brand new monitor with awesome lighting, but I'd be surprised if I could even half my score.

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Why a standing desk?
I have back problems.
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oh, this thing. I perfected it and was surprised. I also did a lot of craning neck to different corners of the screen to make sure I wasn't being tricked by the LCD screen.
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quote:
Originally posted by Stone_Wolf_:
Why a standing desk?

My father is red/green colorblind (I asked him how knows what to do at a stop light, he said they are in the same order, so he goes by that, I asked, what about the ones that are sideways, and he said, he just follows the other traffic) and my mother is a carrier, making it only a 25% chance that I would be unaffected and I was...if my parents had had any other children, it would have been 50/50 for full color blindness, with 25% male unaffected, and 25% female carrier.

If only I had been so lucky genetically with flat feet!

I'm not sure where you are getting your statistics on this. Red-green colorblindness is an X linked recessive trait. Because the genes for the red and green cones are located on the X chromosome, the defect is dominant in males who have only one X chromosome and recessive in females who have 2. Male children can not inherit red-green colorblindness from their father. If their mother is a carrier, male children have a 50% chances of inheriting red green colorblindness from her regardless of the fathers. A father will always pass on his colorblind gene to his daughter, but she won't exhibit red-green color blindness unless she also inherits the defective gene from her mother. Male children of any woman who is red-green have a 100% chance of being red-green colorblind.

Given a father with red-green color blindess and a mother who is a carrier, both male and female children would have a 50% chance of being red-green colorblind. 100% of female children would be carriers.

Full color blindness is a completely different disorder. Your parents would not be at a higher than normal risk of having children who were fully colorblind.

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I got a 15. Which was not bad. My problem was apparently in that blue-green section.
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As for treading water, I always thought that was kind of funny because humans float. Staying above water requires almost zero effort in calm water.
I've heard that all my life. I have never found it to be the case.
You're pretty skinny, I'm not. But even so, you should be buoyant enough to keep your mouth above water if you breathe in the right pattern... I think. It's never been a problem for me. I thought everybody floated. I do recall learning how to do it at some early stage. Did you ever take swimming lessons as a kid?
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Originally posted by mr_porteiro_head:
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As for treading water, I always thought that was kind of funny because humans float. Staying above water requires almost zero effort in calm water.
I've heard that all my life. I have never found it to be the case.
You're pretty skinny, I'm not. But even so, you should be buoyant enough to keep your mouth above water if you breathe in the right pattern... I think. It's never been a problem for me. I thought everybody floated. I do recall learning how to do it at some early stage. Did you ever take swimming lessons as a kid?
Nope, I sink like a stone. It's a little better since I was diagnosed with celiac and am no longer severly under weight, but I still sink in fresh water without constant effort. And yes, I had swimming lessons as a kid and then higher level lessons when I was in college. I swim a couple of times every week. I can float pretty well in salt water, but I sink quite quickly in fresh water.

When I was in college, I was taking this advanced swimming class. I simply could not learn to do the breast stroke because the breast stroke doesn't have enough downward motion to keep me afloat. I'd lift my head for air and find I was a foot below the water surface. It wasn't my technique. After I put on 15 pounds, I could do it just fine.

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Is it just fat, or are muscle and bone density a factor as well? I've been told by doctors that I have a higher BMI than I should for my body fat percentage and physique, meaning I guess that I have fairly dense muscle and bone tissues- does muscle float? If it's denser, I suppose the answer is: not as well. But then, my body fat percentage is still in the mid or high twenties.

Interesting though- I thought everybody was more or less the same. I require virtually no physical effort to keep my head and neck above water, and I don't kick at all when I tread water, as I have never needed to.

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